Spoken Word

Forever the Child

The ruined Child
Setting the tone of our value system
Rules condemnations
Exclusions & denied resistance
Conformity justified by definition 
as ‘a game’ 
It’s no play a life defined by rage

Misdirected want and unfulfilled greed 
Worth not reflected 
By the beauty of what we could achieve

Rules most oft broken by the rule setters 
Contradictions undermining & upsetting
The foundations shaking upon which their 
house stands 
A constant swirl of shifting sands
Abuse of the power that lies in 
immature hands 
Immediacy satiation with no future plan

Tone began at the stage of emergence
Unstable beginning balance fighting 
constant disturbance 
Askew off-center, skewiff
Floating untethered & cast adrift

Exposure to elements of eternal confusion
S’posed to navigate with no guide
Ruined instincts cause most to float 
with the tide

Left right progressives forward thinking 
Backwards travelling if compassion 
No foes just combatants in Egowar
Taught at birth it’s Me you fight for

Me me me
Related to, rationalised
Always justified
Forgetting never learning
Forever the Child