To Build a Prison

The cries of oppressed nations,
Prisoners of this capitalist dream –
Where did they come from?
This elite imposing their designs
Upon the multitudes –
At one hand, offering faux prosperity –
At the other,
of nations, cultures, communities,
Feeding into a system to fuel
Both this clouded menagerie
And to shore the ceiling
Separating Us from Them…!

How perfect the prison
of Comfort.
and the race to secure
– the aching need to attain –
advertised affluence.


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