Doom and Gloom

Rookie - 27 Points (London)

City Of Doom - Poem by Doom and Gloom

Imprisoned in squalor, like a rat in a cage
A hopeless ignition explodes into rage
Poverty's chains cut with mocking intent
Desensitized humans with anger to vent

To offer a dream, but a nightmare provide
To build up hope then strip away pride
To trample the weak into the dust
Is to set a foundation for greed and lust

The rat is a fighter, the worm always turns
Where once there was apathy, pride now returns
The lesser will rise with fear as their friend
From the sewer of life you can only ascend

To offer no dream, and nowhere to run
To Build up hope in the form of a gun
To trample the good and the decent within
Is to set up a struggle that no one can win

Man is a lover and killer entwined
To be an extreme is to conquer the blind
Where one man falls another now stands
Ready for death with blood on his hands

Comments about City Of Doom by Doom and Gloom

  • (12/12/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    what is the poem really about or what is the hidden message? ? (Report)Reply

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  • (9/30/2007 11:49:00 AM)

    well written,
    -midnight maiden

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  • (7/1/2007 3:36:00 PM)

    You are a wonderful poet
    I never read anything like that

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  • (5/16/2007 5:16:00 PM)

    Much better. As far to say as excellent - excellent (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 23, 2011

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