Rachelerika Henderson

The Contradictions Of Society

We are all only human no wonder we're confused
We have contradictions in magazines tabloids and the news,
She is quite pear shaped, but it's child baring hips
God forbid at a certain age, she'll kiss her child upon the lips
I like to see men with muscles, not too scrawny or too thin
as long as he remembers to love the skin that he's born in
Remember that poacher who killed a lion, the one from New York?
Thank Goodness the thought of a dying beast never put me off my pork
Children please go to school to learn all you need to know
You don't learn life in a classroom, it's experience that helps you grow
Skin colour is pigmentation, generations passed cultures down
United together we stand with different flags, and different crowns
Do not give money to the beggars or heaven forbid to the poor
Give your money to the rich man, he needs a little more
Look at her, she's too thin, she looks a right old mess
Check this girl out, she looks too fat for that dress
So what do you do? Do you have children or own a home?
Material things don't matter, you should travel, perhaps Rome?
He's a bit past it now, I don't think he'll find someone new
Age is just a number, whether your fourteen or sixty two
Turn on the television I like this brand new show
Go and play outside it's all we used to know
Stop looking at your phone, put it down, let's just chat
You took a day to answer my message, what is up with that?
Say no to bullying, Teach your children not to fight
I watched civilians getting bombed on the news last night
For your speech on the environment you deserve a plastic star
It's too far to walk, So I'll just take my diesel car
You want to be famous? imagine how hard that life would be?
No we can't watch the Oscars, I can't afford the licence for my T.V
The contradictions of society, My head is a jumbled mess
I don't want to hear anymore, I don't want to hear any less!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Comments about The Contradictions Of Society by Rachelerika Henderson

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (3/14/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Rachelerika. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.

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