politicking; people tricking.

politicking; people tricking.

you want so bad
to be so middle class,
and then what?
then what?
you’ll want so bad
to hold onto your wealth,
but then what?
then what?
you’ve been got;
now you and your descendents are trapped
forever
in this rat race,
now what?

and then what
do you say to the children
as they watch their youth
massacred and taken away?
‘cause some rich folks feign
interest in poor children’s education;
when their investment’s just
        a tax write off,
so now what?
now what?
how do we respond
to the type of nation
that we have become.

we are not free.
we’re all slaves
in the games
that rich folks play
while politicking,
while people tricking,
while playing at kings,
while playing like kings

and dukes and bishops,
and we’re all just some serfs.
imagine the nerve.
imagine the nerve
that some folks got
to try to pull off the greatest hoax
that their positions of power
hold any legitimacy.
and you still want to be so middle class?
i guess you’re imagining
a better position
under your current state of slavery.
and i know exactly what it is you’re thinking,
“nobody owns me.”
but we can answer that
        question quite simply
by looking at who it is you’re
wearing.
this is no democracy.
this is corporations acting
        as philanthropists while
        dictating what our reality
        should be.
‘cause this has long ceased to be
        the american dream.

we are not free.
we’re all slaves
in the games
that rich folks play
while politicking,
while people tricking,
while playing at kings,
while playing like kings,

and where i’m from
        the kings are gang members,
so i guess, congress must be filled
        with gangsters.

03.06.14.

13 thoughts on “politicking; people tricking.

  1. I agree with your concept about the middle class. They think by voting for the greedy politician somehow the wealth will “trickle down” to them. So they vote for the most corrupt.

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