State of Dread



Eyes reveal dread, despite the veil,
That yoke emburdens every breath.
They scared you with: job loss or jail,
For an arm, pin cushion now you have.

With every bow, with each compliance,
The soul, it withers, rots away.
That empty husk that had potential,
Now sniveling serf, that's here to stay.

Fellate the state, cowardly boot lickers,
Resisting tyranny takes heart.
The nanny government will nurse you,
The price was paid, glossing their shaft.

All those on top covet more power,
And obedient sheep, will yield with glee.
The more they grab without resistance,
Cart blanche for taking more, you'll see.

Life on your knees is hardly heroic,
Decision making is quite tough.
Don't rush to wipe your chins oh lackeys,
Next dose is cocked, and coming up.

To those who never bend, keep fighting,
Inspire others to join the ranks.
Americans do not surrender,
"Nuts" to demands, reply "No, thanks".
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Written on December 31, 2021

Submitted by RosenkrantzA on December 31, 2021

Modified by RosenkrantzA on June 16, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXAX BCXC BXXX DEBE XXXX XFDF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 904
Words 180
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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