Below is the poem entitled WHO NEEDS THEM which was written by poet
CLAUDINE. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
Read Poems by
They taunt & torment us
now they try to control us
tell me ,who in a free nation needs controlling .
PROTECTION ? ,who needs it anyway ,
when the oppressors run & drive this system .
Oh!,ENTICED they do listen to our lamentations,
The haunting cries of all those DYING in the hateful grip of their system .
What audacious crook, spreading words of equality
in a world infatuated by inequality & part of society ,the previledged slaves who understand the system ,yet passionately lift up their arms in a song of war declaring superior .
Now help me understand !
help me understand what freedom is ,
when living is a sentence .
when the chains of poverty & those of our own responsibilities anchor us
devotionally to monumental statues belonging to our oppressors .
I've been to so many places ,seen too many faces .
All silently protesting ,let me arise ,rise up & work .
Awake though it hurts so much to live .
My shame is excepting it .
Though i arise to immidiate reminders of our struggles
refusing my wounds to heal ,i know................
we must survive .........