Those who can't remember history

By @rue_lourd

Those who can't remember history

By @rue_lourd

Chapter 1

The world’s in uproar

a virus, no cure

Americans fighting against the

Police, what for this

time? A black man,

killed by a policeman

They scream racism, protesting

President declared martial law

I’m glad I don’t

live there. But still

It’s sad, so many

things are happening all

at once, I can’t

keep track of everything.

I need some time

a time to pause

to think and reflect

“Those who can’t remember

history will repeat it”:

all they do is

talk about the past.

Too much time looking

back, this is why

we keep fighting over

the same things, like

equal rights and land

power and money and

materialistic items, which are

ultimately useless, after all

we are all the same

when we are buried

six feet under; there’s

no difference between a

white man’s skeleton and

a black man’s skeleton.

The virus is causing

worldwide chaos, schools close

no education for us

I guess I’ll fail maths

and religion, too, I

should have studied more

for the winter exams.

People are dying, and

all they talk about

on the news is

how many deaths there

are and how the

public are breaking rules.

High up politician breaks

quarantine, he drives for

miles to his parents

with his wife, children

no penalty for him.

“Exceptional circumstances”, they say

Exceptional meaning that he

will do what he wants

he doesn’t follow the

same rules as us,

the common people, the

large, panicked general public.

“Do as I say

not what I do”

One rule for them

another rule for us.

Time to pause, now

I think I’m thinking

too much, a common

occurrence in my head.

No one likes a

person who talks too

much, especially when they

know what they’re talking

about. Good for me,

then, that I’m not

sure what these situations

mean, as I sit

here at home, alone,

writing a rambling commentary

on the human nature:

power, fame, and fortune.

It seems that’s all

anyone cares about now.

Our “Leader” a puppet,

Who’s pulling the strings?

The man who breaks

quarantine, as the nation

calls for his resignation.

Time to pause, after

all; I think I’ll

stop talking now, and

go do something to

make my mind stop

thinking about things in

which I hold no

knowledge, stop it from

commenting on things which

it really has no

right to comment on.

I’ll listen to my

music in the corner

and watch history repeat

itself endlessly, always led

by slavering, corrupt dogs.

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  1. GoDucks10

    This is definitely one of the best poems I’ve ever read! It was so on point to what is happening and told the real truth without leaving anything out. The part about a black man’s skeleton and a white man’s skeleton being the same might be the best way to describe how similar we really are and I love that you are using your great ideas to help others understand. 🙂 At the beginning you said you were glad you didn’t live there; are you referring to America?

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    1. rue_lourd

      I’m so glad you think my poem is so good! It means a lot. In reference to the line, “I’m glad I don’t/live there”, yes, I was referring to America, as I am UK based. But the UK government has taken away my people’s healthcare so I’m not sure if I’m much better off here than there anymore.

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      1. GoDucks10

        Oh my goodness that’s awful! I feel like I never hear about anything going on over in the UK or that area since there’s so much going on here.

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        1. rue_lourd

          yeah, basically some not very nice people decided the private healthcare services were helping kids transition too quick and made them shut down the healthcare including hormone blockers for trans kids for no reason

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          1. GoDucks10

            That’s terrible. It’s so stupid when people do things like that especially when you know that their actions are based on their own personal opinions.

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          2. rue_lourd

            it is rather horrible. Luckily for me I don’t need hormone treatment but a lot of my friends and other trans kids are gping through hell right now. thank you for your concern. 🙂

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        2. rue_lourd

          here’s an article if you want to read up on what’s been going on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/education-55369784

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          1. GoDucks10

            Ok thank you I’ll definitely check that out.

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            Oh my gosh I just read the article and that is so sad. I hope things get better there.

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  2. HPfan

    Fabulous! I love how you just let your voice ramble about our current situation. Sometimes we need that. I really like how you spoke honestly and true to yourself in this poem

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    1. rue_lourd

      Thank you so much! Your comments mean a lot to me, I’m very happy you enjoy reading my poems.

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