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Jessika Swarbrick
Melbourne, Australia    Nineteen, writer and arts student.
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Poems

ryn  Oct 2014
Beyond the Wall
ryn Oct 2014
What lies beyond this wall?
What lays on the other side?
What's at the end should I take the fall?
Where's the destination punctuating this ride?

Will there be a bed of green as my cushion?
Will there be a ceiling of azure comforting my eyes?
Will fingers of the sun soothe my delusions?
Will the drops from the sky quell my cries?

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Will my back be received by hardened soil?
Will the angry earth be crusty and cracked?
Will my lungs taste the heated air of turmoil?
Will my posture still be bent by the weight I packed?

What lies for us beyond this wall?
What would happen when we pick a side?
Would we survive if fate controls this fall?
Will we be hand in hand or hands apart by the end of this ride?
Jennifer Weiss Jan 2015
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we build a nation on gold.
we lay foundation.
using cement made of souls.
we throw pocket change at you,
you hope it might pay the rent.

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we hope you notice our tricks.
so we can enslave or recruit you,
but you'll never be "in".

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We exist in plain sight.
We guise ourselves in importance
"integrity", and might.

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We built a white house,
if it doesn't follow our direction
We'll easily tear it down.

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We monitor your "homes"
Though meager and uninteresting
We'll catch you should you roam.

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We are controlling the world.
You think you get it, you don't.
And you never will, girl.

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We use everything to fight against you.
Inflation, taxation, gas prices
Even how much you'll pay during cold season
for a tissue.

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We hope you keep accepting.
If you don't look too closely
You'll never notice what we're neglecting.

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We hid our ghosts in history.
If you pay attention to the patterns,
you might just learn from me.
Who am I?