I demand respect Yet give less to myself In the end will I know The measure of my own wealth? In the end Self worth begets worthiness Pay it forward By paying yourself the first cents Have sense of self respect And you'll never feel empty Eventually it may sink in Into the depths of me.
The chateau cast a shadow Across every thing on the block Starkly contrasting Our own hovel of tin and tree-bark Mt. Olympus, rose above us Gods amongst us mere mortals Ironic how easy a job To look down towards you nose to, The forlorn, the scorned Misfortunate and distressed Hard lesson the oppressed Must swallow and accept
No one seems to notice They only shrug they shoulders And go about business as normal Their ordinary rapport but I'm spiraling in a downward Cycle like the toilet bowl My s### disposable to most Decompose and erode They too hard nosed to notice It's no-ones fault but my own, I dig my own hole It's time to climb out and smell the roses
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An indifferent individual With limited dividends Hanging by a thread Swallowed by the corporate Leviathan Sick of admiring the rich and famous While we sit in anguish Can't go against the grain Bang your head against the pavement.
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Count my blessings yes Also can't help but count rejections All the oppression and destress Built up like bad credit I’m sick of asking for help Sick of not being able to get it Sick of empty sentiments Just layering on like sediment Sick and tired Of being sick and tired These mick and mire for hire doctors Wish they’d quit and retire Like politicians making decisions That conflict with their own conditions The only prescription that does anything No signature required with it.
Can’t intermingle Who are my own people Relate to those who struggle Forget color, race, or gene pools We equal, get swindle By a few in collusion Who've been doing the screwing since Soon after the constitution writ "Do your due diligence, get you due" They said, they full of it That’s restricted For specific silver spooner kids Who complain at non consumers Like we've got something to give For useless frivolousness It's true disillusionment Pay fair wages Don't just wage war Doomsday rakes ruins Man get what you paid for Societies stay polluted these days.