Rainbow Colored Camouflage

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Rainbow Colored Camouflage

They lined up in long queues, which never knew
the past, present or future. They lined up,
waiting to hear what the Oracle would tell them
about their future. The oracle acted as their brain
and time machine, telling them what they would do
every minute, second, hour, or for the rest of their
lives.
Their lives were simple, peaceful, and good;
their lives, children, dressing, houses, jobs, happiness....all
reflected the character of the oracle.
For thousands of years the oracle had siphoned out
emotions, uniqueness, and free will from their minds and bodies,
turning them to vassals for completing its mission.
None had the courage of asking it's purpose on Earth,
for it never spoke to individuals; it only knew control,
monotony, and uniform order, which many died trying to fight.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 3/6/2017 9:34:00 PM
    Strains of the Wizard of Oz, Strains of Stalin and other world leaders. How has our educational system failed us in producing so many non-thinkers? Good piece for the theme. Went back to rate. I'll be more careful next time.

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 3/7/2017 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Our freedoms are at their most fragile state in this age of globalization..... Thank you so much Reason, for enjoying and commenting on my piece!!! *^_^*
  1. Date: 3/6/2017 2:00:00 PM
    A profound write, Teddy. Do we think for ourselves these days? T.J

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 3/7/2017 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I ask myself the same question often, Teppo.... Thank you for enjoying my piece!!! :-)
  1. Date: 3/5/2017 11:44:00 AM
    A well styled narrative. WE all are dealing with an oracle right now. Well camouflaged. GL.

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 3/7/2017 2:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Janis!!! *^_^* .............and it's only we individually who can get rid of it.
  1. Date: 3/5/2017 8:17:00 AM
    Dictatorship city where the Oracle reigns~individualism and free thinking has gone down the drain~Enjoyed~Che :)

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 3/7/2017 2:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You were straight to the point!! Thank you so much Cheryl, for reading and enjoying my piece!!! *^_^*
  1. Date: 3/5/2017 5:20:00 AM
    Your title is interesting ... in many a place the days of oracle have spent ... it should be so elsewhere as well ... today or tomorrow ... however, a very well written poem this is ...

    Kimathi Avatar Teddy Kimathi
    Date: 3/7/2017 2:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Probir, for enjoying my piece, and your continuous morale support!!! ;-)