DRIVEN BY FEAR

Our lives are driven
by a state of fear,
our voices downtrodden
and so hard to hear.
The captain and crew
are in it for themselves,
all others are pushed
to the back of the shelf.

Captains of industry
and lords in their halls
bawl at each other
dividing their spoils.
Two or three houses
and more than one car,
just who the hell
do they think they are?

And the captain orders full steam ahead
as we all look on with fear and dread.
The boilers are lit and the pressure is high,
with our uplifted faces, we beseech the sky.

Such a treacherous sea
as we steam on by
and the tips of the icebergs
are all we can spy
but the real danger lurks
beneath cold, dark waves.
Taking risks with our lives
for they think they'll be safe.

We look back in time at
at our checkered past as
we shout and wave
but we're going too fast.
We are on the brink,
we can see the falls
but the powers that be
are ignoring our calls.

And the captain orders full steam ahead
as we all look on with fear and dread.
The boilers are lit and the pressure is high, 
with our uplifted faces, we beseech the sky.

But the ship ploughs onward
leaving a turbulent wake,
it's too late to stop it;
too late to brake.
On a path of destruction,
we are sensing the end
but no lifeboats are found
and no mayday to send.

Then out of the east
looms a wave dark and tall,
rolling and threatening
to swamp one and all.
The captain ignores
the insidious threat,
he has his escape route
laid out, you can bet.

The wave swamps the boat
with a shuddering blast
and into the sea, screaming,
we are helplessly cast.
Our ship is rolling over,
the captain is struck
as he foolishly thought
he would have better luck.

And the captain ordered full steam ahead
as we all looked on with fear and dread.
The boilers were lit and the pressure was high as
we sank beneath the waves, losing sight of the sky. 




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Written by Darren Scanlon, 17th April 2014.
Revised 19th May 2015.
©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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  1. thehurtfultruth.blog says:

    Nice!

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