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2,000 Hours

Updated on May 6, 2015

A tear for my tracks, unseen in the dark

Peace in life, for more than a night of sleep for my return


Assassinated seeds slide down the sink and to the sea

No matter how it’s said, it has to matter to me

How can it not matter to you too?

Are we not slaves? Aren’t freedoms few?


Changing our direction, without slowing down

Up as hard as we can go, then hard back to the ground

Hurry up and wait for our own tired asses

So we can prod them back into this engine of classes


A contraption we might not have chosen

If granted the freedom of choice

If when we cried, we weren’t denied

We might now have a voice


Could it be that we were right as children to resist?

Against what pits us opposing each other simply to exist?

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      RodneyBlaec Rainey 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thank You for reading, Jamie. Have a great day.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Very powerful words here. Jamie

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      RodneyBlaec Rainey 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Cool

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I got a sense of all of that and I agree with you. And that sounds like a snack I'd have had then too!

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      RodneyBlaec Rainey 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thank You, Lurana! I can see how it might be interpreted as dealing with children’s rights and I guess it does to an extent. It’s concerning the rat race, our indoctrination into it, the absence of a clear choice to or not to participate in it and the chaos of modern life that often keeps us too busy to question it. It also suggests that the dissent of adolescents toward the unnatural ways of the world is naturally justified and that if not suppressed, this resistance could be the driving force in restoring some sanity to the planet.

      The photo is of my childhood friend Jason and me having some lunch back in 1979. Chicken noodle soup, peanut butter crackers and orange Kool-aid I think. Thanks again!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Interesting and complex...I feel like it alludes to controversial political questions but stops long before the point of debate or preaching or even labelling specific issues; instead, it stirs up the underlying questions. It cannot be read quickly or lightly. My take is that it most directly addresses children's rights (especially with the photo, which is cute!) and self-determination, and I am a strong proponent of both. But I wonder if others might interpret it differently, because parts could apply to labor rights and even abortion. Overall it brings up the "machine" aspect of modern life.