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this system is killing me

I am human

Most developed of
all life forms

But alas

Still flesh and

As far as humans go

I'm even more
intelligent than

More loving than

But this system I
cannot transcend

This system is not
as intelligent as we
can be

A system based on
profit disease and

Is not as
intelligent as we
can be

This system is
killing me

Most intelligent
life form of the
most intelligent

This system is
killing me

This system is
killing me.


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  1. Date: 7/3/2014 3:35:00 AM

    Who created the system? Who can change the system? Look in the mirror
  1. Date: 7/3/2014 2:20:00 AM

    Wow John, I love how you wrote this.....a system that we have become more comfortable in and we just seem not to notice how it affects us. Great write John....Lovely...xx