Inside This Draconian Cage
Am I fated to dwell in this cruel and heartless place
where hands writhe like snakes, concealing a face?
Is there salvation to be found from those horrid things
that dangle grotesque heads from spider web strings?
I've searched the most remote corners of my mind
for an answer to this atrocity, but not one could I find
I long for a human sanctuary where I can be set free
from the groping of cold fingers reaching out for me.
Mankind has become callous, an abstract machine,
plodding about to the beat of the same tambourine.
It's a robotic society, blind to the needs of others
with an indifference that stifles until it smothers
When did this world become one of selfish greed
where everyone takes so much more than they need
Clawing hands that troll from only God knows where
in a pestulant society. It's become more than I can bear
In this bizarre perdition, humans can no longer engage
I must guard my emotions from inside a Draconian cage
I seek death as means to escape this brutal barbaric place
and donning a shroud, I withdraw from this robotic race
Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2018