Diamonds and Deities

Our ancestors weren’t trying

quite as hard as we are

to go extinct

in fact

our ancestors weren’t trying at all

but here we are

trying so hard

to rip out our lungs,

and we’re slitting our wrists

for barrels of oil

wasting our lives in this mindless toil

and the royals all still get the spoils

as they keep us chasing diamonds and deities

and the rifle recoils

and we’re left with the smoking gun

never understanding what we’ve done

and we’re laying here bleeding out

pleading with God

we’re too blind to see

we are the death squad

and God doesn’t listen

when our focus is me

and we don’t give a fuck about


and the air that we need

comes from trees we cut down

and if Jesus existed

he was certainly brown

but we still frown and think to ourselves

‘woe is me’

as we drop bombs and wonder

why refugees flee

and it’s tea time in London

and the queen counts the bones

it was she who taught us

how to throw stones.




About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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