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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

September 15, 2015
By Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways to not succeed.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

As ashes fill the rain,
A young boy lied in tears.
As acid barely numbs his pain,
A small tune catches his ears.


Following the tune, like savage dogs
Hunting for its vulnerable prey,
The boy finds a cassette behind some logs
With a broken tune that plays.


Curious, the boy rewinds this tape
And restarts the distorted tune.
He's startled by a corrupting break
That reveals to be soft and soothe.


It's beauty floats around the child
Relieving his anguish and ambition.
The beat lifts his hope for miles
Every time he plays and listens.


The boy sings as he twirls
As if a stranger might have heard,
"Everybody wants to rule the world,"
Yet there's no one left to serve.

The author's comments:

To be honest, I love the 80's music better than music today. So I like listening to those old tones, one of them being the Tears For Fears, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." With this in mind, I wanted to have this song playing to a person who never heard music, which is why I chose this scenario for the poem and I thinker it worked. Enjoy.

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Saturn. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 15 2015 at 10:50 pm
Saturn. BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
3 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The mind is better than the sword"
-Unknown (I'm too lazy to look it up)
"All warfare is based on deception"
-Sun Tzu

I know, but I WANT to do it. Oh yeah, TFF was in my mind when I read this. Oh... I am trying to put up the threads for you. They are under those names.

on Dec. 9 2015 at 12:45 am
winny_addams PLATINUM, Menomonie, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never judge a book you've never read!

tears for fears xD amazing