Zero-Percent Hope

My faith in humanity
zero percent, tragically,
trapped, indecisive it seems,
the state of this country in emergency deemed

Been four years since the president's inaugration,
hasn't done anything he promised for the nation,
tries to do good, but only on velvet glove rule,
only a figurehead, no power, only a tool

State of emergency,
chaos everywhere, dying humanity
reality TV trash and tasteless music rule the airwaves,
generations and generations of kids turned stupid,
the Man killing the American Dream
taking it away from even its most pint-sized dreamers
can't even make money from lemonade stands,
bake sales, charities, or paper routes,
one by one, freedoms stripped, taken out

Finding a mate,
there's a reason why I hardly date,
men my age want skinny, big-boobed, scantily-clad whores,
who have no morals, no dignity, no chaste,
no formal education, no class,
like the trash on Jersey shore
the dream of finding "the one"
having a storybook wedding and then some,
dead, gone to ashes,
I'd rather stay in college longer,
pursing a Master's degree, in nursing school classes
if I marry, it won't last long anyway,
he won't stay true, I know he'll cheat, go stray

Detailed searches at airports,
no jobs anywhere, from coast to coast,
in all states, unempolyment at its highest,
college graduates buried in student loan debt,
society's intolerant, anti-gay, racist,
neo-nazi, government becoming fascist,
immigrants making natives suffer,
hell hath run over,
everyone's abandoning all thoughts of logic and reason,
love, kidness, joy, and other human emotion,
people doing the right thing, believing in honesty, integrity,
get no reward, no praise, nothing unfortunately,
it's the freeloaders, the delinquents,
lying, cheating, no-good, lazy degenerates
on welfare, SSI, food stamps, WIC, and section eight,
that work the system and get away with it,
while us honest, hardworking citizens get nothing

My faith in humanity,
zero percent,
I have no hope at this point whatsoever,
things might be like this forever,
2012 election of a new president,
I finally get to vote this year, make a difference,
hope the right guy gets in office,
we need a revolution
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Submitted on August 24, 2014

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:48 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Aaxx bbcc aaxxxxxxx ddxxxxbxefegg xxxxhhffbbaaxxdxx Aiffixxb
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 2,107
Words 350
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 9, 13, 17, 8

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