Poem: a pain in the side

6 inklings - saturday

it’s easy to be jaded
when you’re not made out of gold
or feel criticised for being unoriginal
when you break out of a mould
you know they call it a stereotype
because it’s a solid plate of text
words that are repeated and repeated
only serve to make one perplexed
as to whether the word even existed
before we came and gave it form
and after years in society
it just becomes the norm
and after years in society
we replicate and reproduce
you know a vulgar latin word
for “backwards” forms the word “ruse”
and since we’re deceptively retrogressive
then where are all our funky shades?
the only thing that’s “retro” now
is the art that slowly fades
as words become 140
characters with no qualities of definition
and in class, to explain a word
is like being beaten into submission
so yes, it’s easy to be jaded
when we’re not made out of gold

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