Humankind

Trapped in a prison of our own device
Working towards the end
Already dead
Fed lies disguised as truth
Made slaves out of sheep
Unknowingly
Led to slaughter
Follow the silent herd
Your cries deferred

Go down the path
The rest will follow
Bruised, beaten, bloody
Fearing your mind is not your own
Fighting for air
Bleeding hollow
Paying the price for what
Others have sown

Curtain call
Petals fall
On sunken faces
Turn the last pages
Words surround
Ear to the ground
Screaming for life
Nothing is found

Wandering aimlessly
Guided by monsters
Trying to find something real
Snakes in the grass
Biting at your heels
Oblivious to the signs
Leave your soul behind

Blinded by promises never kept
Doing nothing except
Following the leader
Submissive creatures
Wrapped in chains
Bondage pains

Curtain call
Petals fall
On sunken faces
Turn the last pages
Words surround
Ear to the ground
Screaming for life
Nothing is found

Open your eyes
To the malicious lies
Or follow the herd down
Disappearing skies
Into the pit of lifeless bones
Humankind

Unpublished ©2015 Jennifer Seifert

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