Hierarchy

Gabriel NeffkeGabriel Neffke

The court is biased

Each man for his own sake

Seeks the golden egg

And freedom from criticism

To live as he pleases

 

He raises his boot

A treaded gavel

To mold those who dare

Stumble beneath him

He must prove himself

Again and again

Lest he find himself

Fitted into the rubber

Of another man’s heel

 

His grip unbuckles

Knowing the expense

Of what he holds and the others

Starving to gift his luxury

When they want nothing

But a loaf of bread and the latitude

To nurse their creations

 

He lives with an ache

And a false family

Progress having taken

His heart in collateral

The means his happiness

How is one meant to survive

When society promotes

Criminals and crushes saints?

Perhaps he thinks

I should change

But coping numbs him

*

I managed to write despite the pain. I decided to strip down and write plainly. The image is a preview!

 

 

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16 responses to “Hierarchy

  1. How is one meant to survive
    When society promotes
    Criminals and crushes saints?

    How true, the signs of times! One needs to be one step ahead in these uncertain times. One must keep away from being taken in by the unscrupulous. Nicely mlm!

    Hank

  2. This is an amazing work. It is real.
    “Others starving to gift his luxury . . . Progress has taken his heart collateral . . . How is one meant to survive when society promotes criminals and crushes saints?”

    An picture of some politicians over here comes to mind swiftly.

  3. great question on promoting the criminals and crushing the saints…and on how you have to prove yourself if you dont want to end up on the heel of another mans boot…

  4. Living comes in varieties… the riddle to finding the way to know the right thing is very difficult because right and wrong have become synonymous.
    His persona is presented like a dagger and the last few lines is where he leaves his mark… like the Z of Zorro.
    Powerful writing. 🙂

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