We are the insurgents (Act straight, talk right)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A fairy story


We are the insurgents,

We are the revolutionaries,

Together we are nothing,

Televised we are all,

We will march forth,

Paint the streets with the blood of frustration,

corporations and government officials will oppress us no more,

Let self doubt be a sin,

And mass media cultivation be the cure

See the bigger picture, the needs of the many

The few are not needed

Teach the schools to stop believing in the power of individuality,

Teach the children to march forth with burning cash

This new society will not tolerate “accidents”

Switch on your television sets, let the signals dissolve through your skin

They are your friends,

Your future,

Your eyes,

Listen to the voices,

Your thoughts are not needed,

Your clothes are not needed,

Material possessions acquired from before, are not needed,

What matters is the word, and the word is obsolete 

Let propaganda be your bible

Let insurance be a sin

Take comfort in our knowledge, we know your number

Contact with the outside world is strictly forbidden,

Motor vehicles and auto-mobiles are strictly forbidden,

Attempts to climb the wall are strictly forbidden,

Disobeying orders is strictly forbidden

All Perpetrators will be punished

All Perpetrators will be killed

Purchase goods only from your nearest state retailer

Convenience has never tasted brighter

Post-revolution spirits must remain high at all times

Negativity will not be tolerated

Free speech will not be tolerated

Act straight, talk right

A revolution collapses without its people


I am the insurgent,

The revolutionary

Your leader.

Submitted: December 03, 2012

© Copyright 2020 Jack Beswick. All rights reserved.

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Jennifer Brighton

hm... You write very well; this one leaves me thinking...

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 9:10am

Jack Beswick

Thank you Jennifer! It's probably not the best I'll ever write, needs a bit of a re-work, but I liked the idea ;)

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 10:09pm