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The Stairway To Hell

The stairway to hell

When you grow out of this world
You’re a form of sweetest beauty
They have not touched you as of yet
You have not heard of duty
You think in pictures not in words
You are a clear, white slate
Awareness is your fortitude
And all your joy is great.

Then the robot makers come
And bend you to their ways
Tell you what to do and think
And fill your every day
With all their rules, and regulations
They teach what they don’t know
Cause they were taught the same damned things
They had no chance to grow

Then the politicians and
The leaders of religion
They have you in their grip at last
They further their positions
And keep your mind always in fear
Of life, of death, of hell
Then until you reach the grave
In their prison you do dwell

29 May 2015


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  1. Date: 5/29/2015 9:09:00 AM

    Makes me think of the movie 1984. Well expressed Peter.
  1. Date: 5/29/2015 8:44:00 AM

    Hey Peter, stopped by for a visit. You have truly written a sobering piece on the facts of life as it is presented to us as we grow up and mature. Such harrowing truth here. Well done. Be Blessed, Neva
  1. Date: 5/29/2015 7:03:00 AM

    A poem that reminds us of how little those few years of innocence last before we adorn the eager canvass with our lies. A thoughtful piece, enjoyed. John.
  1. Date: 5/29/2015 6:23:00 AM

    The only way to rule educated masses is by misinformation, indoctrinated education, intimidation and lies. Those in power have a system built to use all four. Great write my friend. It is a system to keep most citizens from looking too deeply at what they do and how they live. A7...
  1. Date: 5/29/2015 1:37:00 AM

    G'day Peter... ah the power of misinformation and greed and just enough education to be able to read the lines, but not in between them. Well done again Peter - Lindsay
  1. Date: 5/28/2015 11:57:00 PM

    So true. Great job!