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Political Poetry: The World is a Stage

Updated on June 26, 2013

The whole world is a stage

And we are all Gods doped up actors.

Using free will to put one foot in the grave

Ignoring all the underlying factors

We all have our parts to play

Some of us living in haunted memories of the past.

Some of us coloring in 50 shades of grey.

And all of us looking to be free at last.

But freedom is an illusion,

Created by those who would have us enslaved.

Working us tired to the brittle bone,

Till we are all raving lunatics restless and depraved.

All the while God looks down on us

Watching us bang our heads on a wall

Listening to our daily prayers,

And knowing he can do nothing at all.

For the whole world is a stage

And we are all his doped up little actors.

The show must go on,

And nothing else really matters.


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    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Yes Shakespeare was definitely my inspiration for this one. I tried to put a modern twist to it.

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      Ashish Joshi 

      7 years ago from India

      Shakespeare had then said it in 'As You Like It'..."All world's a stage"...and you've done a remarkable job giving your own words and thought to it, adding the ever elusive concept of freedom to it.

      Great work...Keep it up.

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      7 years ago from london

      You remained me that I had read this poem long time ago, the poem is entirely representation of full human stages and the activities.

      Great job.

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      7 years ago from Florida

      ahhh say life is a stage..and we are the doped up actors...well let's hope for re-runs cause that's where the real $ is....I persoanlly opt for my understudy to take I am tired of these " bad reviews" .......

      Loved it you did a great job.....

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you, this was definitely one of those times I needed to get some thoughts out.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I agree with Shiningisrisheyes, your poetry is amazing. Joyce.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      We do have freedom of choice.

      Your use of poetry to get your emotions on this subject out created a wonderful work of art.

      The flow to it is perfect.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I'm feeling very cynical today, tomorrow may be a bit better.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      A cynical look at life, my friend, the perception of freedom is relative.

      If you are locked up in prison, living in a totalitarian society, or shipped from you home country to a strange land as a sex slave, freedom is no illusion.

      A brilliant piece of work none-the-less.

      For every one to be truly free, mankind would have to evolve a lot further, loving thy neighbors and respecting their rights to freedom, only then will there be no need for restriction to our freedom.

      Voted up,

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      Matthew Weese 

      7 years ago from Auburn

      Great poem.

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      7 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Yes you right. But sometimes there are lots of restrictions from parents, and we don't want to hurt them so sometimes we can't do what we want.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      We are free to choose if we will follow those restrictions. It may not be a choice we like, but it's still ours to make.

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      7 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Actually we are not free. There are some restrictions for all. But nice poem. Loved it !


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