francesca zumbo

Horses - Poem by francesca zumbo

Consume and milk them for what their worth
They’ll pay don’t worry
They’ll complain and sulk away slowly
Complacent and out of control
A fixed oblivion of greed and stature
For the biggest and the best
Everything looks so good to the eye
Always made to please
But what if I told you it’s all just a disguise
Covering up what you can’t recognize
And the truth in this state is not a beautiful one
But a deceitful one
Where chiefs run like horses
To their piles of green
Once the veil is lifted
I think you’ll see
We all wear masks.

Comments about Horses by francesca zumbo

  • Emily Oldham (9/17/2008 12:48:00 PM)

    I wear a mask, and mine will NEVER be taken off! Brilliant, like the horsey comparison. Thanks fran :) (Report) Reply

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  • (6/17/2008 7:48:00 AM)

    whoa! ! damn good, who knew....must be a family thing jk.........some memorable parts: 'a fixed oblivion of greed and stature' i like how you use oblivion to signal what greed and stature represent...and 'chiefs run like horses' and 'we all wear masks'..its funny that you say once the veil is lifted there is a mask, as if its a mask behind a mask...really cool comments on greed and society fran.10/10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008

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