Is anyone truly free?
We sit looking out of
Rose tinted windows
Incarcerated by the
Need for a living wage
Craving cool fresh air to breathe
Fleeting thoughts pass by
Of what is our reality?
Like yesterday’s twitter feed
Blowing in solar winds
Of social media’s cyber space
Fake headlines catching our eye
The truth, a truth so hard to find
The waking day now a monkey puzzle
In a world of who or what to believe
Information overload blinds the mind
Talking down to us like hired help
While patting our heads for being good
Politicians and conspiracy theorists unite
Welcome to Dystopia the land of the free
Where you will be happy, won’t you!
Because they will tell you how to be
Garbage in, garbage out
Losing our intelligence and free will
It won’t be long and you’ll see
There will be a new spelling
Of the word as dictated
By Oxford or Webster or Them
Goodbye Freedom; hello Freedumb
That’s what we’ll become, as it is written
John is a Welsh Poet from the coastal city of Swansea in South Wales. His inspiration has come from many aspects of his life and the beauty of his local surroundings. He also likes to add a little imagination for good measure. You can read more of John’s work at The Mush from the Hill.