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What we call sewage is what they extract from the ground
Riddled with diseases we can barely pronounce
What we wouldnít eat is what they call food
The safest drinking water is what leaks in from the roof
This is what happens when you live without education
Break their backs working the plantation
This is the reason why theyíre kept in their illiterate ways
You cannot revolt when you think like a slave
Slavery wasnít abolished in America, only moved overseas
They changed its name but still work for pennies
The military in these parts live like kings in presidential suites
While the stomachs of the poor groan in their sleep
G20 countries front like their adamant for change
They ainít fooliní me, Iíve seen this charade
You rock your swagger with your brand name shirts and shoes
Ignorant that they were made by kids as old as your nieces and nephews
They pretend to have the poorís best interests at heart
We see their intentions when theyíre children cry and starve

Hook-

This is the reality, the dark side of mankind
But we turn away and go about our lives
Donít tell me you donate to charities, thatís a damn joke
When 90% of the money doesnít go to who need it the most
Donations are a way to exploit the ignorant and complacent
The rich get richer, thatís why Iím against it
Like driving the nails to build the proverbial slave ship


Siphon money from charities to the corporations
Which is used in propaganda for over population
Just another step in Margaret Sangerís goal of Eugenics
This climate change garbage is a front for this project
Soldiers move from tribe to tribe, exploit natural resources
Flaunt their wealth by driving their porches.
Then you tell America it was all effective business strategies
And deny any knowledge of the human tragedy
Itís no surprise these execs are living in luxury
And the people theyíre supposed to help are dead and buried
The blacker the skin, youíre left depraved and waiting
Like how the American Red Cross stole $175 mill destined for Haiti
Iím not in the business of exaggerating, I pull no punches
The corporations buy off the media gauntlet
They brush off the scrutiny completely undaunted
Drive Bentleyís and rub it in as they flaunt it
How do they go to bed and sleep with their conscience
Military occupations mean your done like dinner
They get under your skin like a nasty splinter
Your nationís been sold to the highest bidder.

Hook.


I wrote this a week after I came back from Brazil. Research on the G20 only cemented everything into place. This is not exclusive to one country, but to the many that these crimes against humanity that go unnoticed to the rest of the world. This goes out to all the poor children growing up in third world countries, especially in Rio De Janeiro, where poor little kids call the alleyways their home and dumpsters their playground, and garbage bags and broken furniture as gifts. It's no surprise all this is ommitted from your travel brochures. This also goes out to the poor people I saw littering the streets in other parts of the country, knowing that there`s no way out.



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I bleed ink.



Comments

The following comments are for "P.O.W.erless (Prisoners of Wealth)"
by Eddieeaves

Not exposed..
Why is this posted at Exposed?

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

P.O.W.erless
Read it again. Read it repeatedly. Till it sinks in...

( Posted by: Eddieeaves [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

Category for Interviews
Exposed is the category where interviews are offered.

Your lyric/opinion piece won't turn into an interview, no matter how many times it's read.

This does continue a trend at Lit.org.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

re: P.O.W.erless
You certainly "Exposed" many countries here revealing the greed that, unfortunantly, exist everywhere.

I found your sentence, "How do they go to bed and sleep with their conscience," the most effective line of all..

It doesn't matter where you say something of this great importance only that you say it...and you said it well.

Thank you....You're a good writer with a heart.

( Posted by: JetfireK [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

Of course,
..the person who posts a list of questions as a short story, would think it doesn't matter if the submission rules are followed.

I've just read five of the rant-like offerings here at Lit., by Eddieeaves. They are filled with what could be said are delusional, paranoid opinions..The one about September 11th, 2001 is a good example. Having said that, I understand his motivation for posting this piece at a category which has a somewhat provocative title.

It appears there remains little, if any concern with the integrity of Lit.org. There was just a review of the rules of submission. Who cares, you ask? One less, now.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

paraprosdokian
I looked at the staff names and did not see your name listed therein?

I did not read where you are the owner, nor in charge of where people happen to post their writings?

You appear to be a member as most everyone is, with no authority, that I have found.

Since you seem to be concerned with submission rules there is a lengthy post entitled, Fuck The Transportation Dept.

That is vulgar and must certainly not comply with the submission rules. Perhaps you would care to complain, legitimately, regarding that post, since our complaints have failed to get it removed and you have such great clout....


( Posted by: JetfireK [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )

Actually, Judy..
I did question that post..to no avail.. I never said I was on staff, though I've been asked several times over the years to be so.

Here's the thing. Line 7 of the submission rules is clear. If you don't care about the submission rules, it's not my problem. I don't have any "clout" here. I just happen to have been around when this was a vibrant site, when the writers actually cared about the quality..not the quantity of posts made by members..and there was actual consideration of grammar, unique perspective, etc..when critiquing. A few of us actually still do care about the integrity of Lit.org.

You have your own agenda. That's not my problem either. I try to stand up for Lit.org.

For the most part, I don't even bother to post here anymore. What's the point? I will say that I've been asked not to leave..as I've pretty much had my fill, of late, with the show being performed.

Sorry, Eddieeaves, for the direction this has taken, though you've gotten your attention, as at least your piece is being viewed.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 23, 2011 )





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