King Midas

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Cold World - Poem by King Midas

Only in this cold world
Can a crippled boy smile
A murderer can walk our streets
A young man can leave his child

Only in this cold world
Boys will die for oil
Just to please the machine
That sends them to foreign soil

Only in this cold world
Can two lovers not stand together
A kiss and hug is just too much
If you're different you won't last forever

Only in this cold world
A man can die for sin
Some would call him another cult figure
While others yearn to let him in

Only in this cold world
Can the color of your skin
Place you in a label
That you're forced to stay in

Only in this cold world
A killer can come to power
And slaughter women and children
Millions by the hour

Only in this cold world
A person can struggle with self infliction
An abusive dad, a drug riddled mom
Just not enough attention

Only in this cold world
Will a person find the need to end it all
When pills just can't seem to end their pain
When they sit by themselves in a deserted hall

Only in this cold world
Can one make a difference with a pen
With a guitar or a gavel
Or just a mighty grin

Only in this cold world
Can a dreamer's nightmares come to pass
Only in this cold world
Can one get such pleasure out of something smoked in a glass

Only in this cold world
A cigarette can calm your nerves
And you can become rich for guessing numbers
Even if you're living on the curb

Only in this cold world
Will you see a child cry
Will you breather in waste throughout your lung
Just to help you die

Because it's just too hard to face this cold world

Comments about Cold World by King Midas

  • (4/23/2006 7:09:00 AM)

    I like this poem. You make some good points.

    Respect JB
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, September 8, 2006

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