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Poetry and Society: Climbing the Ladder

Updated on June 10, 2013


I walked up to the ledge,

And took the final leap.

I had enough of this world.

Tired of being buried deep.


So what if it was suicide.

I didn't see another way out.

The entire world was a looney bin.

No one could hear my screams ,

Over the other shouts.


That's right I took the leap.

And you know something,

I'm glad I did.

Not another day of this self centered world.

I'm finally off the grid.


The next life is way better.

I feel like I can fly.

I make the rules now.

Don't you wish you had chosen to die.


You live by their rules,

Rules meant to keep you chasing dreams.

But all you're really doing,

Is being another Ponzi ,

In their diabolical schemes.


They told you about this ladder,

And how all you had to do was climb.

And while you're busy climbing.

They squeezing out every dime.


Lining their pockets,

With all your hard earned gold.

Then they pull the plug on you.

When you get to old.


So I stopped climbing,

And decided to take the leap.

But don't cry for me,

Cause your the one who's buried,

Six feet deep.


Your thought you were climbing up,

But all you were doing was digging down.

Stop being scared,

Take the blind fold off,

And stop letting others wear your crown.


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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I was afraid the opening would me misunderstood, but I was going for dramatic affect.

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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      Nice. I dig it and I know where you are coming from. Stop letting others wear your crown - great finish.