Jump on Johnny
A wagon full of them
happened to pass by mine
Their voices raised as one
attuned to match the demands
of the current social trends
"Jump on Johnny jump on"
they beckoned invitingly at me
A very different tune to their staple
"Go home Johnny just go back where you came from"
Taken aback as I was, I reckoned
such a chance could come handy
Sure beats the "crawl under that rock
Johnny play dead for now"
"Just while the flights are cancelled
So I quickly jumped on that bandwagon
without a second thought,
that's what I did
Went along for the ride and pledged
my loyalty to them on that day
Out on some patriotic duty
or so, that's the claim they made
A joint noble cause, I figured
could make a fertile ground
to sow the seed of a much needed
It sure felt good to be included
for a little while
Until their strongman deemed it
the perfect time to gorge my eyes out,
much to my utter dismay
He swore it was proof of dedication
Anything to fit in, I thought to myself
But I soon found out thinking
wasn't allowed either
There was a ready made agenda
to be followed by all of us, in place
Worded just right to fit its purpose
All we had to do was regurgitate it
over and over on demand
Till it turned into our only truth
And to be sure to spread it about
Anyone who disagreed with it
was bound to be a traitor of sorts
It was the way of the order
or the highway
To make the cut all you had to do
was strap on a pair of blinkers
"Rest your sights on the insides of
the glorious tunnel, to reset your view
Then all will be well with you!"
That was our slogan by the way
Rather catchy don't you think?
Unfortunately my conscience
wouldn't have any of it
Being brainwashed somehow
failed to catch its fancy
I soon found myself longing for the old songs
"Crawl under that rock Johnny play dead for now"
"At least until the flights are back on air"
Then it will be "go home Johnny!
just go back where you came from"
Fitting in, for sure carried a price tag
too heavy for my pocket
Copyright © Stafish Olor | Year Posted 2021
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