• Rahul Mahesh

DEAD MAN WALKING

I see men walking the streets,

Dragging their feet along these concrete pavements.

His mind purged with thoughts suicidal,

His heart torn between love and luxury.

In pursuit of far fetched illusions he wanders,

For these streets have seen dead men walk before.

Seldom does he leave a thought for his comrades,

Victim of the bourgeois fantasies.

The rich claim these streets for themselves,

Staggering down with the swagger of Kings.

Yet he who built these paths lay waste,

Uncared and untended of their needs.

What a world have we thus built?

A world of anger and false promises.

What a world have we thus built?

One where the soul bleeds and our eyes hide the wails of our heart.

In such misadventures we revel in,

Having been misled by the Lordships of the past.

In search of our bountiful promise land we struggle,

Struggle to breathe, struggle to stay free.

They talk of freedoms aplenty,

All are but illusions to imprison our minds.

In this make believe freedom we search for truth,

One which ceases to truly exist.

Alas all we remain are men in shackles,

Seduced by the false realities of men in high castles.

All we remain are tortured slaves,

Of the few that live in palaces of blood and sweat.

All we are, all we shall remain,

Are nothing but walking talking scum of this world.

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