Shed Your Skin

There is no longer silence in my brain
The pain is insane trying to cope with this waste of time
Stripped of all I thought I was by forces and laws I was never taught to comprehend
I have pretended while my constitution was being amended
Twist and turned
Pushed and pulled
I have become so goddamn narrow-minded
I have been kept in complete blackness
The fact is I have been robbed of my spirit
Pushed into tiny cubicles, making tiny revisions in tiny offices, while tiny clocks count my days
I have never fought for anything yet my body is battered

My government expects me to accept less from them while I am told to give more of myself
To stand the heat
Brave the cold
While factions create infractions for control of my soul
Do they know my name?
Do they feel any shame?
Do they accept any blame?
Their secrets gaurantee foresurity so that their problems remain a matter of national security
While they taint the people with subtle impurity
And put your life under growing scrutiny
My blues are front page news and you refuse to be objective
And sympathize
No, you criticize and analyze like spies inside a dirty room
This is my doom
I am a victim. Same as you.

The T.V. has crammed me so full of fear that I have biggoted myself and can no longer see the difference between my world and reality
I do not know my brother
For powers have blurred his image into a color scheme of hate and prejudice
I fear any man I cannot understand because I am intimidated
I have been castrated
My mind removed

Is there hope?
Can I begin, again?
The only thing left to do is shed my skin

Shed Your Skin

Chad  Bracken

Indianapolis, United States

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Artist's Description

When all is lost we remain masters of our own destiny. The question becomes wether or not we have the strength to accept the only choice we are given and the consequence which accompanies that choice. That consequence is pain. This pain can come at once with direct action. Or this pain can creep up on us over years of indecision. Nevertheless, it will come.

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