Daniel Oliveira

Shake And Bake Torture (American Sorrow) - Poem by Daniel Oliveira

Into a simple word (freedom)
(We) Lie so many lives
Steal too many stories
Store them safe
Keep them in (our) hearts; so true
Imprisoned (willingly)
Locked in liberty
Into a simple world
(We) manage to play so nice
Dirty; sick; ugly
And see the light above (us) as (our) own
This placid realty (we've) purchased (for ourselves)
Built on violence, by violence
Unviolent, a tormented peace
Tormented piece
Of (our)
Reality in shades of gold and silver
Spin (us) another tale
Of heroism and anti-anarchism
Twirl (us) another spiteful life
Of lustless, hateless, breathless mourning
Conspire (with me) (my) world domination
Self-proclamatio n
Depressive convocation
Another unwillful simple sadness
Locked in liberty
Keep deceit in (our) eyes; so true
Sell these lives for, (everything but) , pennies and a smile
Tame (my) history
(I’ll let you take it)
Bring (our) armies
Conquer (me) again (before I hurt myself to you)
And (I’ll) fight (for us)
Because (as for me) I have everything but pennies and a smile.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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