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Tyranny Today
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Tyranny Today

Poem By Ragy Sandid

In the past
They put you in a prison
Now they put you in a prison
Of your mind
Specially for you tailored and designed

Everyday they promise
You a new hope as if hope is
Recaptured, reassessed and reassigned
Today will be a celebration
Tomorrow will be more
Bread to bind in a bond to be blind

They laugh, smile and be merry
The more simple-minded follow the glamour
The logic is it is by far better to be pretty
Then to face the grit that comes from endeavour

And now they need no effort
You follow one of three mainstreams
In each one you're a fanatic
Just don't be a fanatic to freedom or dream
That any one loves this kind of tactic

Now one of them can rule it all
And give generations to come the fruits of his labor
Countless souls he mowed along the way
Some he looted a land, some he needed their favor
He lives a token with people cursing his name
He dies a hero, sometimes people are not sure who to blame

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