Rebel With A Cause

Against the coming obscurity of night
The lights of the restless city
Begin to illuminate the outline of the towering buildings
Against the hazy dusk of the horizon
A myriad of people crowd in the streets
All connected, but they do not know
The stage is set
The scene begins:

She wanders the street aimlessly
Yet with a hidden purpose
Her dark eyes betraying determination
She’s in the crowd, yet apart
Like a black raven in the midst of doves
She’s watching..planning
But the people do not notice
They never do
Too caught up in their own lives
Obeying the will of THEM
Nothing more than hapless minions

She clambers to the top of a skyscraper
Tall, like a spire of a lone building creating
Dark scars against the sky
She’s not going to be obedient any longer
It is time for the truth to be shown

She reaches into her bag
Pulling out rumpled packs of words
Words that shaped the words
Words that destroyed and rebuilt our thinking
Words that made us dream..believe
Words that were to be eliminated when THEY took over

Her arms stretch to the skies
Releasing the words on the unknowing city
The wisps of paper are birds against the air
Then one phrase…words… read one after another
All being said in rapid succession by a million vioces
The walls of compliance beginning to break
Torn down by every word uttered
First in a hesitant whisper…building to a loud, unified voice

She glances down from her perch above the city
Enthralled with her triumph
Not aware of the figure behind her
“How dare you!” the figure hissed
A shadowed hand masks over her mouth
Silencing her surprise…her screams
As he thrusts her off the building

The impact of her body echoes through the streets
Bringing silence to the cacophony of voices
The people clutching the words stare
“This is YOUR fate, if you rebel..If you listen
To this blasphemy!”
The words the figure shouts to the city pierces
Through the dead silence
Implanting themselves in the people’s minds

Words are hurriedly thrown back down to the ground
The people quickly scatter
Fear making them minions once again
Once again it is a crowd of THEY…THEM..
Glazed eyes…veiled souls
Once again life goes on…but with what purpose?
For a few single moments there was the distant
Sounds of awakening minds…bodies pulsating
With REAL sensations rushing through..
For a single second a glimpse of
Life with true individuality…creativity could be seen again

The blood of the girl’s body spreads along the street
Staining the tossed words crimson red
The livid red a remnant of lost hope
ALL that done…
SO much risked…
Yet, all for nothing…
All inspiration pulled down and killed
Like a bird fallen from the sky
Struck down by it’s executioner
Left without care on the road
And left to die..

And so the scene ends
Another dream
Another reverie
So relentlessly torn down
From a girl who wanted to see the
Beginning of a world filled once again with
One of the things that makes this world amazing…
True diversity….
As she took her last breath she quickly prayed
That there would be others that would take the
Risk…the chance to bring the world back to what it was
Before THEY took over
A few closed-minded people…cowards,
Who thought anything that challenged THEIR way of
Thinking had to be wrong….and soon a law of sensorship evolved…
Life as she had known it was gone….
So now the world waits for the next brave soul…
Could it be you?
How important is YOUR individuality????

Rebel With A Cause

Trish Cooper

Bloomington, United States

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this world is an amazing place…filled with true individuality…diversity….freedom….choices……free will…a VOICE!!!!! Lets keep it that way!!!! xoxoxooxox

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