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Constructing Chaos

Updated on July 18, 2011

Grown men justified

To cry

Liberation sought


Partaking, surely of

Adult life

Paying dues, all in

Good time

Captivity born, bound

By lies

Captivated, always by

Her smile

No choice left

Resort to crime

Sentence served

Stay awhile

Evading the truth

In denial

Endless mazes

Downward spirals

Slit wrist savior

Let it all fade

We all must fall

To rise

To fight

To die

Needing saving



Pressing on

Decayed by time

Rivers run

Clouds explode

Unleashing cleansing

To wash us away

In the current

Of shattered minds

Broken vessels



Fear remains


Death awaits

Starving flames

In risks we take

In chance…

We trust

In God…

We fail

In freedom…

We rot

In justice…

We judge

All is nothing

But it’s

All we’ve got

You are everything

You believed

You could be

We are nothing

But empty things, dreamed

Only defending

What truths we’ve been fed

When truths become lies,

We join with the dead

To dance

To rest

To fly

To waste

Becoming part of this earth

Just a part of this place

© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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    • BeyondMax profile image

      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Human beings...if we aren't the best at perfecting chaos. Deep thinking, Ben!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks so much ebower

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      It's definitely complicated being a human. Thanks for sharing; I voted this up and beautiful!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      I love everything you write and this one is no different. We all will have our time to leave this place and will only be a memory then becoming one with the earth.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      "All is nothing, but its all we've got" Love that line. Love this poem. I never really know what to say here because its just that good.

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      Matthew Weese 6 years ago from Auburn

      That was poetic greatness.

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      6 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Eerily true and creepily said, sleep will not come when I put pillow to head, I fear for the thoughts that have been told, my mind will want to recoil then unfold. I am sunk by your battleship, dipped deep in the abyss, I cannot foresee the results of my reading this. I wish you good night, and well to keep writing, I'll await eagerly your next sighting. Always a pleasure never a joke, I always think deeply for words that you wrote.

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Very powerful!

      We are nothing/But empty things, dreamed/Only defending/What truths we’ve been fed/When truths become lies/We join with the dead

      Your poetry cuts to the quick, Ben!

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      Meg Ingram 6 years ago

      This one is a very deep piece i enjoyed it, you have quite a gift of writing.

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      Alma Cabase 6 years ago from Philippines

      A very powerful hub...might be simple but carries a deeper meaning if you take some time to reflect on them.

      Keep up the good work.



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      NeonSkyy 6 years ago

      ii fucking love it, even tho you wrote it out mii house..and iv read it be for ii think it hit me harder this time..maybe because ii wasn't angry reading it this time.. lol.

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      Elizabeth99 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I like the flow, very easy to read. Good job

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC


      I'm an agent of chaos so this caught my eye.

      Gar, who goes there! ;)