For A Lost Generation

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Rage! Rage against the silent steel gleam

of this machine, this system systematically destroying us.

We are young and virile and alive,

the machine is cold, and calloused and couldn’t care less.

It’s a trap triggered by tension wire pulled taut

against our necks as we struggle to breath, we need air

but the machine has choked oxygen into submission

and drowned the seven seas in dross so we swim in sludge.

Rage, against the audible drone of the silent missiles

that don’t miss, each picture perfect pinpoint strike punctures

and lives once whole are torn apart each day.

Speak only when spoken to and you will never be spoken to

because your words are fire and the machine is an ice cold killer.

So speak young warrior, rage, let you words fall like water.

Summon Poseidon, seize his trident to defeat this leviathan

We are not numbers on a page, written in black and white

nor are we the ignorant arrogance of the fathers before us.

We are a whole people. Men and women mighty in deed.

We rage, not fruitlessly but relentlessly against the night.

We will not go gently into the night, but grab darkness by the throat

crush his power and blind him with our brilliance.

We walk soft as ashes but our hearts are aflame. Rage!

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One thought on “For A Lost Generation

  1. “We will not go gently into the night, but grab darkness by the throat
    crush his power and blind him with our brilliance.
    We walk soft as ashes but our hearts are aflame. Rage!”

    Those are by far my favorite lines out of this whole thing. You’ve been on this theme for several poems, and I have to admit that it’s a bit infectious. Well done on this one. I love the band reference. Have you read this post yet? http://thefreescribbler.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/the-machine-rescue-and-escape/ I feel like you might like it. Great job, friend. [:

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