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Judgement day



JUDGEMENT DAY

Why are we people
What's it all for?
Living and dying
Taking and leaving
Breathing then ceasing
Lies told to loved ones
Sucked up to morons
What you concealing?

Suffer in silence
Victims of violence
A slave to the ego
Have a go Hero's
Give in to temptation
Rise above station
Abusing your trust
Giving in to your lust

Kids on the dole queue
Breaking their curfew
Mums using needles
Empty cathedrals
The system is bent
You can't buy or rent
The skies full of holes
People god rest your souls


Leaving a mark on the earth
Tombstones tell only of mirth
What is the point in a life away way?
Is there anymore after judgement day?

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Submitted on August 22, 2014

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Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8, 4

Dave Ratcliffe

Some of my imagery may seem a little on the dark side at times but I feel the pain of the chastened and broken among my close family and friends. I write from the heart to express my innermost thoughts through song lyrics and poetry. I try always, ‘to be true to my philosophy of understanding tolerance, to share my perceptions and desires with integrity’. I have just finished my first play which was both a challenging and rewarding experience, which I intend to follow up on. I enjoy reading poetry from all over the world. Poetry.com is a great platform for me to network with other like-minded people and showcase my own work for others to be moved and inspired. After all this is the duty of a poet…I have just had my first poetry book published with the Title Scratching the Page and my thanks go to Michael Dobson for producing it and to all those who read it more…

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