Our Plastic Capes

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Cover Photo Credit: "School's COVID Messages" by mikecogh is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Found on Creative Commons. I have no affiliation with the photographer, this piece is purely my own words and work.
I understand that this poem could be quite controversial, I mean no offence to anyone at all. It is a catharsis of my own feelings and the sheer injustice and oppression that is put on children from 'policy' in todays 'new world'. I think it is so wrong and heartbreaking.

Our Plastic Capes

 

I don't know what to say,

To parents who smother their own children's lungs,

And keep them from the things they love,

Supporting the schools

That psychologically abuse them,

And they still think that they are just.

 

The damage has already been done.

And now we have a future so twisted and wrong.

Will people not see,

Those children taught to fear one another,

Terrified to death of killing one another,

Of hurting and murdering their family

And loved ones,

Is so wrong,

It is wrong,

It is so wrong?

 

All because their parents can't read statistics.

All because their teachers instill conformity.

And we think that complying is virtue.

And we don't hasten to call it cowardice.

 

We are in a world with few heroes left.

And heroism is being burnt at the pyre.

Ironic, isn't it?

The stories we look up to,

Most picture themselves in the cape.

We are so blind to see,

Most people are just the mob.

 

See, virtue is holding all that fear,

And being shunned by everyone.

And no matter the crowd that pushes you

To common, virtue stands where it belongs.

 

We find too much comfort in fitting in.

And taking the view displayed on the noticeboard,

We can't read past a headline,

And can't think why we're shown something

On a television screen.

 

And when the only way out

Is over those hurdles,

Down a corridor

That they monetise,

Why do we still think

That they give a damn

About our health,

When all that they have done,

Is find new ways to poison the well?

 

G.M.T.


Submitted: November 15, 2021

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