The revolution will now be televised.

Kaee Chicharr, Poetry, Politics, War

The revolution will now be televised.
Its a ratings game, I tell you.
A huge reality show!
With thousands of idiots drooling over the idiot box!
Your life is a game show.
You’re not a pawn, I tell you.
You’re not a soldier or a revolutionary.
You’re a sock puppet, not even a dummy,
Your dreams and hope and life, all arbitrary
Subject to a paper-pushers whims
Weighted by a few green notes
RO’s and a dream to make a name.
  And you chase the chasing hounds
After a fox that’s to foxy clever
And come home to feed the emptiness
With dreams sold to you not so subtly
And thrust down your throat
And you orgasm as you choke on it.
Yes, your dreams are seeded into your mind
Like the words you scream, chant and dreams you demand
You poor sock puppet, you.
You don’t even have your own voice.
Just a face you think that’s yours
With those beady, glassy, dead eyes
Staring at the bullets you dodged
While sitting aware and distant
Like an armchair activist or
A millionaire socialist.
Always sympathetic, never empathetic.
Ask never for whom they revolt
As long as they revolt like a revolutionary.
For all those like you,
The revolution will now be televised.

 

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7 thoughts on “The revolution will now be televised.

  1. Amazing and thought provoking. When it comes to literature and politics, I get really excited. You managed to combine bothy which makes it even more amazing. In this contemporary age we need poets like you…so yeah get up and show em. Read I think continually of those who were truly great by Stephen Spender and you might just get an idea of what I’m talking about!

  2. Oh and another thing…looking more closely at it…it can very well delve into an invisible shape poem of an urn if that was such a thing. Bro, keep up the good work!

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