Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rhyme and Reason By Jasen Sousa

Rhyme and Reason

Republicans look out for the wealthy, Democrats look out for the poor.
Couldn’t we have a party that looked out for every human being
so we wouldn’t have to suffer anymore?

The government hides secrets at Area 51.
Don’t we have the right to know what exists in space
and hides beyond the sun?

The President declares war and formulates a draft.
Thousands of people die and nothing changes,
add up casualties, subtract blood, times it by tears, do the math.

Every weekend, get drunk and high.
Wake up and contemplate suicide
because you realize the world won’t be effected if you live or die.

God bless America, what about God bless the world?
God bless every American little boy
and God bless every Iranian and Iraqi little girl.

Get to work on time every day and see how it pays off.
Work at a company your entire life, a year before you retire
you lose everything and get laid off.

As long as money is more powerful than knowledge criminals will remain at large.
The idea of a man being successful because of his earnings
is society’s ultimate mirage.

Kill a madman and create a madder man who will follow.
Save the day,
but make it worse for the children of tomorrow.

My words are filled with facts until the day I leave, man.
In a world full of crime and treason,
my head is filled with rhyme and reason.

Taken From
Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa
Comprised of works from:
Life, Weather (First Collection of Poems Written At Age 17) (Not In College)
A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of The Year: A Poetic Diary (Written Between ages 18-19) (Stint at Suffolk University)
Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
Almost Forever (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
A Mosaic of My Mind (Written at Age 24) (Beginning Emerson College)

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