Treasure Island

Alfred Barna


Hide and Seek (So People Forget)


As children, we commence upon a game
Yet, as we mature, it ends up as the same
Politicians and self-proclaimed leaders cry
“Not it, not it! ” yet to us all laws must apply
Lawless as they are; we hide and seek
Hiding from their gavel, and the charges they reek
Snowden is a criminal for speaking truth?
Yet they are guiltless in their crimes?
Indoctrination forced upon our youth
Is the sad prophetic of our times

We hide and seek, looking for some haven
The tyrants want good drones behaving
Pyramid schemes of bankers need some blood
(So people forget)
They want wars, disease, and famines to flood
(So People forget)
Kissinger preaches for a new world order
So his parishioners slowly erase the border
(So People forget)
Commercializing each man spying upon the other
For a measly reward inside their maze
Stasi world of the future w/o brother
As they concoct dystopia and the next phase

They desperately want us to fight
So we don’t awake; realize our plight
Corporations want to take your soul
All human’s resources under their control
They’ll guilt you; it is for the good of the earth
And mark and label you from your birth
They use our prejudices and passions
To make us dance to their sick tune
Confound us with junk and fashions
Don’t like it? Here’s your Prozac, you Loon!

Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (9/16/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    Life is full of cover ups and hidden undertones. The game of hide
    and seek is a vicious cycle. If we all play our part to uncover the
    truth, in bringing peace, liberty, honor and dignity
    the world will be a much better place to live in. An excellent write. (Report) Reply

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