HEY! Listen up, listen now, listen here and listen good
If you don’t then all you’ll hear will be screams throughout your neighborhood

The things that seem to work for me are typically what no one wants
I’m the “swim against the current man”, the dude that’s weathered from the fronts

A simple life is what folks claim yet no one seems to have one
I can tell you now it’s not built on gold or anything that’s lost or won

Please don’t take this as complaining; understand that someone needs to do it
There has to be some imbecillic rebel willing enough to endure it

I no longer watch the news because I don’t believe what’s being sold
With that stated I must also tell you that I’m no good at being “told!”

I must also state I’ve had enough with history’s repeating theme
Allowing us to thrive on greed and putting those in charge who scheme

Sufficed to say that I’m fed-up with with living how most people do
Those in charge pillage, plunder, lie and steal then turn around and blame all of you

Everyone’s a psychopath, because they all seem to think they’re right
God forbid you disagree, you’ll be in for an unwinnable fight

So follow along and play the game wherein every turn you’ll be misled
I do believe them when they say “if you don’t you’ll end up dead”

So yeah, that’s it, that does it, I quit! I’m done with life’s indigestible shit!
I’m done with the talks of paying dues, when those that you owe give no choice but to lose

Some day though I’ll have my day and then there’ll be little left to say
From those who doubted why I turned and went the other way

And only silence will I then give and my face will express ‘I told you so’
And the bitter sweetness of lies believed will cripple life as they unfold

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The White Raven

Writer, author, philosopher, philanthropist, poet, imbecile, denizen gypsy. A rare bird of sorts is what you'll come to think of me. I love to write, play, and work diligently to prove one day fiction will become a reality. I'm very simple when it comes to my views on life, a backpack is ideally my best friend and I found my mistress with paper and pen.

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