Chasity Moreno
Chasity Moreno
Aug 11, 2013

what does it mean
to do what you're told

follow the rules
and fill the mold

is there freedom
is there a choice

Barton D Smock
Barton D Smock
Aug 14, 2012      Aug 15, 2012

my son says
he is as sick
as a whale
and I take him
at his word
but ask
anyway
has he swallowed
anything
he should not have
and my son says
he was told
to swallow a pill
by a small woman
who pointed
to a smaller man    
     who got to the pill
first

Come here girl, you know there’s no point
in skulking.  This is what you deserve.  You know
I’m not responsible.  It’s not my fault
you can’t cook right.  Don’t hate me
for my sense of duty.  
                    You’re so frail;
even that chicken-wire crosshatched skeleton
can’t hold you up.  Get my newspaper.
                    There’s  simply no point in weeping.

Greenery
Part I


I see the sky,
The goodness hides;
The low tree tempts my wandering eyes.

Elizabeth Thorn
Elizabeth Thorn
Mar 17, 2013

Those who are the most compliant
Are most often
The ones with the strongest defiance
Lying beneath the surface

You speak of duty
Of a mission as sacred as any soldier
We must obey
Resistance is for naught

But we have reason
Though we may not have rhyme
The ability to lead
And the ability to die

It is not cruel
If it is at the hand of authority
Not if the person is
As worthy as their voiceless deeds

No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright:
And what she has she misapplies,
For want of clearer light.

How long beneath the law I lay
In bondage and distress;
I toll'd the precept to obey,
But toil'd without success.

Then, to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do;
Now, if I feel its power within,
I feel I hate it too.

Then all my servile works were done
A righteousness to raise;
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways.

"What shall I do," was then the word,
"That I may worthier grow?"
"What shall I render to the Lord?"
Is my inquiry now.

To see the law by Christ fulfilled
And hear His pardoning voice,
Changes a slave into a child,
And duty into choice.

duderocketship
duderocketship
Jun 27, 2013

Aegri Somnia Vana (Latin): a sick man's dreams; hallucinations

In the country of the blind,
the one eyed men are kings
So condemn what you don't understand

C
 O
  N
   S
    U
     M
       E


It's more alluring to feed the machine

C
 O
  N
    F
     O
      R
       M


Is your life the masterpiece you dreamed of painting?

From out of the depths,
Comes Father Time to devour your /follie de grandeur
Your blissful ignorance
Your wishful thinking

O
  B
   E
    Y


It's all I can do to preserve a calm mind
Or try

But I'd rather play follow the leader

I'm plagued by my cognitive processes
It haunts me
And my inability to bring luminescence
to the infinite shadows swirling around me

Don't you know by now your essence of life
manifests in the vibrancy of your frequency?
Philosophy or logic
It's a Love > Fear dichotomy

Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur:
"The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived"

The tail that wags the dog to bliss
Must put his mouth before his heart.
The simple rule of paw is this:
Show your master he’s smart.

The dog intent on happiness
Knows it pays to learn the tricks
Of when to sit and when to piss
And how to accept his master’s kiss.

I know the human breath is foul,
But you must let him pet your head.
The dog that turns away its jowls
Will keep his pride but won’t be fed.

When he throws you food upon the floor,
Swallow it with a smile.
Smack your lips and beg for more:
Show the bum your style.

When you fetch your master’s stick
Drop it gently to his feet.
If you whine, pretend you’re sick;
He’ll then fetch you more to eat.

I know it’s tough to be a hound
And forsake all that you hold dear.
But remember, when he’s not around
You can always piss right on his chair.

***Obedience is not a fucking substitute for Critica
Anubis the Philosomancer

The Mind-Slaves
Obedience is not a fucking substitute for Critical Thinking.
Why do we treat Obedience with more reverence than we do Critical Thinking?
(CONTROL)
Obedience is not a fucking acceptable substitute for Critical Thinking.
Obedience is not inherently bad, but unquestioning Obedience is tantamount to Fascism.
To Terrorism. To Americanism. To Consumerism. To Militarism. To Racism. To Sexism.
Obedience can never, ever stand in place of Critical Thinking.

If you want to get immersed
in a true story:
live your own life.

That is, of course,
unless you've allowed it to be set up
in such a way
that it is no longer
a true story.
Obedience is not a fucking substitute for Critical Thinking!
Obedience is not an acceptable fucking substitute for Critical Thinking!
Obedience is not so much your friend as is Critical Thinking!
Obedience is a fucking marionette string for those in power!
Obedience fucks up Critical Thinking!
Obedience is not a fucking virtue unless you're a Slave!
Obedience is not a fucking virtue unless you're a Servant!
Obedience is not a fucking virtue unless you're a Tyrant!
Obedience is not a fucking virtue unless you're a Fascist!
Obedience is not a fucking virtue unless you're a egocentric power-hungry Fuck!
Your Obedience is not equivalent to your fucking worth, nor is your fucking wealth.
The number of people who idolize you is not a quantification of how good you are!

Obedience is a way to circumvent Critical Thinking!
Obedience is a way to usurp Critical Thinking!
Obedience stifles Critical Thinking!

Obedience is not a fucking substitute for Critical Thinking!
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Like a dog being called to obedience
Just Anna
Just Anna
Sep 17, 2013

I got kicked.
Like a dog being called to obedience

I got stabbed
By my own hand

My fault
My fault my heart got broken again

 
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