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I Am a Slave to the System

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Slave To The System

Slave To The System

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave.

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave

Because they work me till I am broken

Without giving me a token.

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave

Beatings on my back have left a crying mark

I was free until they plunged me into this place so mean and dark

Now all my hopes and dreams are gone

All I do now is slave from dusk till dawn

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave

Tell Martin and Nelson it was in vain

Because the system hates us and inflicts pain

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave

I am a slave to the system, I am a slave

Because they work me till I am broken

Without giving me a token

Slave to The System

Slave to The System

© 2018 Clive Williams

Comments

Mandirigma from Philippines on September 24, 2018:

Nice Work dud. I guess we are all slaves, but this place is where we can spread our words and tell our thoughts we are free and not a slave. Take a glimpse of my work :)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 24, 2018:

Great one for reflection. "Do I make anyone a slave?"

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on September 24, 2018:

Thank You

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 24, 2018:

Wow, Clive. We are all slaves to the system in some way. I liked the way you wrote this though..very effective.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 23, 2018:

Sometimes it can feel like this. Find strength where you can.