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"Something's Gotta Give" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on January 2, 2014

"Something's Gotta Give"

The civilized, criticize and analyze the natural

Exploiting the elements

Monetizing our divine gifts

Pitting man against man

We competing, clawing, bleeding and crawling

Leaving fragments of abused flesh excavated by gravel

Oozing a hot sticky trail of plasma

A reminder of our connection to the stars

A new batch of travelers follow the leaders

The Master manipulators orchestrate their puppets daily executions

Ventriloquist with their thumbs up our ass, unbeknownst to our movement of retribution

New radical revolutionaries have gathered in the street

Once passing ships in the night, now we've formed a fleet

Visceral visionaries flattened down to a blade

Sharpened by the sacrifices that they've made

Ready to cut in on this universal dance

Wallflowers willing to bloom if just given the chance

Laughing, as their feet now grace what is rightfully theirs

Laughing, there's more than enough to go around if everyone shares

Exposed skeletons gawk from their ivory towers

Appalled by the dancers who've uncovered their powers

Shivering bones, clanking, awaiting their doom

Lucky for them, we the downtrodden play a happy tune

Turn up the music, do we, we do, we that do good deeds

No longer the hungry wolves, we're full after biting the hand that feeds

The system is flipped now, 99 against 1

The system is flipped now, the revolution has begun

The system is flipped now, I awake, it was just a dream

The system is flipped now, how feasible in my sleep it all seemed

The system ain't flipped, it's failing, numbers are growing, it cost too much to live

The system ain't flipped, it's failing, time is running out, something's gotta give


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah and Eddy, the visit and support is always greatly appreciated.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem indeed and voted up for sure.

      Enjoy your day.


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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a flipping good poem. Someones gotta give it a vote up, may as well be me. Well done mate.