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Mask of Despair

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Mask of Despair

The rich own the world
The ones with power never 
twirled
The poor are left to fight for 
nothing
Never have stability, always 
adjusting 
The injustice is almost 
unbearable
The mask of despair is easily 
wearable 
Some laws work most do not
Family's broken,left distraught
Will enough voices ever be 
heard?
Or will the air remain unstirred? 
It only takes one to light a 
spark
To leave a forever lasting mark
How did we get here?
Always living in such fear
Justice will take its rightful 
place
But it won't be with ribbons and 
lace
Can you put it all on the line?
Or leave all hope behind?
Is fine good enough for those 
that follow
Don't just sit,hope,and wallow 
The mask of despair will not so 
easily die
You cannot simply hide it with a 
lie
while the rich sit on their 
thrown
The poor are burying their own
Drop the mask of despair
Throw it down,leave it their
Stand in the dust 
Life suddenly lost its list
The people will have their way
Loved ones have does and gone 
away 
The ones with courage will 
move on
Until the injustice is finally gone
Those who have lost will now 
have won
The mask of despair is finally 
done

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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 11:26:00 AM
    A belated warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you this afternoon Tessa. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 12:31:00 AM
    Excellent poem written here..Welcome to Poetry Soup!! Keep writing!!

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 1:55:00 PM
    nicely written Tessa.....hope we can remove the despair....Joseph