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Worthless Pawns

The faded shacks stretch 'neath the stained grey sky,
As stagnant urine and disease creep in.
Hunched at the pyramid's tight base we lie;
Looked down upon by our superiors.

In this poor life we’ve been condemned to die;
Forever stuck in our unwanted caste!
Our tummies are filled with what can’t be sold,
Our hopes and dreams just playful fantasies.

Drained from its soothing warmth, the Earth feels cold.
Where, I ask you are the democracies
That stop worthless things like me getting sold?
We’re all just pawns, broken by society.

Unlike the wealthy, we’re easy to find;
We are the untouchables of mankind.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 10/1/2016 12:52:00 PM
Such a heartfelt write and cry out so much truth! Well penned. :)
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Jasmine K
Date: 10/1/2016 9:13:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 4/10/2016 11:34:00 PM
Congrats on your 3rd place finish in my contest! Sorry took so long for me to judge. Have a 1 yr old and newborn to tend to. Life got crazy...
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Jasmine K
Date: 4/11/2016 4:17:00 AM
Thank you! No worries all :)