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    dots Submission Name: Dark Ages at The Deep End ( For Alex )dots

    Author: col13x
    Elite Ratio:    2.26 - 119/300/559
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    Class/Type: Poetry/Serious
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    dotsDark Ages at The Deep End ( For Alex )dots

    Dark Ages at The Deep End ( For Alex )

    What does our society teach our children
    Churn them out as fodder
    For the cultural use of consumerism

    The empty promises of success
    And the great grand promise of never ending wealth
    Plies them with ever needful obsessions

    Scientific, mathematic, technology
    Tested, retested, awarded, rewarded
    Good little robot sent out into the world

    To fill their lives with even more sparkly, spanking brand new possessions
    To account their lives by material attainment
    And to judge others by their lack of

    Out to feed the numbers of marketable goods
    To be counted by adverts
    And to face life uneducated and alone

    Thrown in at the deep end
    These ever hungering and even younger adults
    Looking for the promised land of electronic gadgets

    Have they been taught to cope with failure
    How to respond to one another
    How to communicate

    Do they know the art of parenting
    How to define fact from illusion
    And a reality from a dream

    Have they been shown the art of problem solving
    Do they know how to deal with overwhelming emotions
    How do they know who to turn to

    What does our society teach our children

    The third largest killer of young adults today, is suicide

    Living in the dark ages still, of human relations
    Churned out for the fodder
    For this cultural capitalist use of consumerism

    We have learnt nothing, nothing about them
    Though our modern historical claims to be so concerned
    Still they leave our schools knowing nothing about themselves

    The unattainable prize
    Has a price of failure
    But what else is there

    Some join the joke of a gangster subculture
    Some join the rat race ( what else is there )
    Some rebel in drug faced reflections of societies crap

    Some turn to religion to hide the demon inside them
    Some just swallow the lies of quick easy gettable
    And some find freedom at the end of a rope

    What does society teach our children

    Mere acceptance of an illusion
    Good little robot sent out into the world
    Thrown in at the deep end; now learn to swim

    The third largest killer of young adults today; is suicide

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