Headed for Dystopia

 

 

Dystopia

Headed for Dystopia

When fascism is allowed to rise

And its proponents described

As a bunch of fine people

Then your Utopia is my dystopia

And we are heading for a dystopian society

 

When one man kills 60 in cold blood

And we have to search for a term to describe him

We are heading for dystopia

And when we go back to business as usual

The evening  after

We are heading for dystopia

 

When a 29-year-old mows down Innocent people

in the name of the caliphate

And thinks God is pleased

We are headed for dystopia

When a fifteen-year-old is suffering from schizophrenia

Before he has had a chance to live

We are headed to dystopia

 

When a minute to glitter on the silver screen

Is the carrot on the stick

The lure of well- dressed

well-heeled predators in palatial homes

With palatial reach, and political clout

We are headed for dystopia

 

When Hollywood hides predators

Behind its smoke and mirror shows

And becomes a cover for people without a core

When its producers with ease of conscience

Monetarily erase deviance

And are still allowed to score big

On international screens galore

We are headed for dystopia

 

When some states are equal

But others are more equal

And animal farm Is the white house’s Lawn

And opposing views castigated

As incendiary rhetoric

Then broken hearted we concede

We are in a dystopian society

 

When fascism is allowed to rise

And its proponents described

As a bunch of fine people

Then your Utopia is my dystopia

And we are heading for a dystopian society

 

When one man kills 60 in cold blood

And we have to search for a term to describe him

We are heading for dystopia

And when we go back to business as usual

The evening  after

We are heading for dystopia

 

When a 29-year-old mows down Innocent people

in the name of the caliphate

And thinks God is pleased

We are headed for dystopia

When a fifteen-year-old is suffering from schizophrenia

Before he has had a chance to live

We are headed to dystopia

 

When a minute to glitter on the silver screen

Is the carrot on the stick

The lure of well- dressed

well-heeled predators in palatial homes

With palatial reach, and political clout

We are headed for dystopia

 

When Hollywood hides predators

Behind its smoke and mirror shows

And becomes a cover for people without a core

When its producers with ease of conscience

Monetarily erase deviance

And are still allowed to score big

On international screens galore

We are headed for dystopia

 

When some states are equal

But others are more equal

And animal farm Is the white house’s Lawn

And opposing views castigated

As incendiary rhetoric

Then broken hearted we concede

We are in a dystopia

 

41 thoughts on “Headed for Dystopia

  1. I didn’t know the definition of dystopia until I started reading The Hunger Games books. You’re poem is right on. We are in a dystopia society, and I didn’t even realize it until reading this. It’s a scary world.

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  2. Wonderful. Provoking. This was beautiful to read but only increased the weight of my already heavy heart for this country. It’s painful to watch the fiery tailspin that is transpiring every single day now, with no hope in sight.

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  3. A very powerful poem and one that applies to so many issues that are in the news today. “When we go back to business as usual” really resonated with me.

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  4. Wow you have such a way with words. I enjoyed this take on dystopia, and that you touched on what is happening in Hollywood.

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  5. This was interesting to read! Dystopia seems like a frightening place but we’ll continue to head there because there’s always bad things happening in this world that we cannot control.

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  6. It’s a sad world when someone else’s ideal is a dystopian society for many others. That said, I fail to see how a teen with schizophrenia equate to dystopia. Mental illness isn’t ideal, for sure, but to say someone with it doesn’t “live” really rubs me the wrong way.

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  7. Are we in a dystopian society yet? I agree to say that a lot is going on and some things are a bit worrying but not sure we are at the point where we need to start over. Fixing is still possible.

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  8. We live in a period of sadness but in a ever changing world. I know it’s unrealistic to have a day go by where everyone is happy everywhere but need to control my environment and keep myself happy.

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  9. You are a wonderful writer! Your words are sooo true, and troubling to read, because our society has gone through so many changes, and it seems as though time is speeding up, and evil is worsening. Dystopia or no, my faith is in The Most High!

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