ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rod Rainey profile imageAUTHOR

      RodneyBlaec Rainey 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

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

    • jhamann profile image

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Very powerful words here. Jamie

    • Rod Rainey profile imageAUTHOR

      RodneyBlaec Rainey 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Cool

    • MrsBrownsParlour profile image

      Lurana Brown 

      5 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!

    • Rod Rainey profile imageAUTHOR

      RodneyBlaec Rainey 

      5 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!

    • MrsBrownsParlour profile image

      Lurana Brown 

      5 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.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)