Cripple At The Starting Line

News reel, social programming
To trend the hottest tragedy
Tell me about a stranger whose blood was shed
I want the shock of what makes no difference to me

Siphon all sense of my individuality
Tell me what to think, captive of the politics
Consumerism drama, on lock, in the land of the free
Held up in a gun point society

Tell me what to fear as you throw away the key
Entrapped and better off paranoid
Second rate, police state, civilian security
Regulation meds dealt from an incorporated pharmacy

Reserve the right to do me harm and tell me
“This is for your safety”

Put my mind at ease, when every promise is a tease
Yet it always seems like it falls through
Serve and protect, overseas deploy

Cut off the enemy at the knees
Hero of the day, who will save us from you
When murder is a pastime you enjoy

Pacify the masses with a story to appease
Mug shot suspicions, exploitation unexpected
Do me the courtesy of telling me when to say cheese
What’s to be said when war seems to be, the only policy perfected

Optimism rarely plays out the way it’s said
Preventative measures in place
New aged trends of the living dead
Breaking the legs of the human race…
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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