To Survive

Snapshot20

Joined August 2008

Artist's Description

Hello,
Yes I am a saw blade
I suppose you would have never guessed it
if I hadn’t of told you so.
Yes I shine and glow
with the brilliance of many gems
even in the darkest night.
I shelter the sick.
I feed the poor,
and day after day I give my life and my all
so that people can live in cozy little houses
all the while I have no home of my own
other than the constant drone
of this mill in which I am a slave.
I am a whirlwind in motion
like the ever constant forward moving
wheel of time itself.
My hardened exterior
guards me well from guilt and shame
for the blood of the ancients is on my teeth
and my thirst cannot be quenched
nor my hunger filled.
If survival is the fittest
then I am immortal
for all who stand before me
suffer the same miserable fate.
Ground to powder by the never ending
and thoughtless machine of industry.
For they have fashioned me
as with the armor of many warhorses
going into battle
and my teeth are as the teeth of many dragons
fierce and strong as iron
forged in the very pit of hell itself.
For I was made by the gods
who inhabit this land
bread for destruction
I am
as the angle of death himself
heavens dark harbinger
bent on destruction
and wound in carbon steel.
Call me a sinner
or call me a saint
but never call me lazy
for all I know
is this heavy lad den yoke
of blood sweat and tears.
Yes I am a thoughtless, insensitive,
and merciless killer of trees
who are far older and more worthy of life
than I am myself.
But like all of Gods creatures
I kill to survive.
For those who run me
must feed there children
and there wives
for we are after all
just pawns
in the large scheme of things.

We have no say,

we do what we’re told

we’re told to kill,

we kill to survive.

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