The Perversion of Utopia

who will call out the hubris of the new normal,
the deliberate perversion of utopia,
the ratio of distension between wallet and starvation,
the buried congruence of hunger and unresolved rage?
who will point a finger at the new naked emperors,
at the impossible distortion of equality,
at the sea lapping longer and louder at its shores,
the dead dying slowly in its barren womb?
who will pluck the feathers from this sky of burning metal,
where the last blue mangles in the smog of twisted grey,
where the new normal croons with a red lipped pout
and disembodied hands deliver a standing applause?
who will give me reason to hide life in a secret box
when humanity buries itself everyday in unmarked graves,
when the eternal beloved who pours wine in my carafe
denies my whirling rapture, intoxicated by his own tears?

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30 thoughts on “The Perversion of Utopia

  1. I hope that some would stand up and make their voice/s heard ~ If I were back in my native land, I will be joining the street protests and making my dissent against reckless killings and the burial of a dictator in a hero’s plot, loud and clear. But I have hope in the new generation, that they will learn that their voice/s matter and that it can topple or break a government. Good one ~

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  2. If utopia can be perverted, is there any way we can convert or ameliorate dystopia?
    This poem has such a strong voice and difficult questions. I do love the lines:
    ‘who will pluck the feathers from this sky of burning metal,
    where the last blue mangles in the smog of twisted grey,
    where the new normal croons with a red lipped pout
    and disembodied hands deliver a standing applause?’

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  3. Unlike past eras, the free speech and creative outlets are now in the hands of giant corporations. I can only hope they will continue to stand for profit and openness. Big business has discovered that politics as usual has is bad for the bottom line. No matter the blather and promises w/o the cooperation of conglomerates very little will change.

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