The Masquerade

by Jacob Dunbar

This poem is a compilation of some of the things I have heard people say to try and manipulate people to parter with the fear and propaganda being spread today.

Just wear a dang mask

It’s such a simple task

Just do what you are told

Or else we’ll have to scold

 

So what it doesn’t work

Stop being such a jerk

It’s a matter of respect

We don’t care that you object

 

In this you have no say

Put it on today!

Get down on your knee

Submit to the queen bee

 

Come worship at our altar

Your making others falter

Bow down and kiss the ring

Or else you’ll feel our sting 

 

Stop being so divisive

Ignore all truth in crisis

You are so unkind

Just get your butt in line

So cover up your face

You’re such a big disgrace

You obviously don’t care

Or else you’d simply wear

 

You’re unloving now you see

Cuz you’re not listening to me

You’re selfish and unjust

Unless you blindly trust

 

Now I will berate

I am becoming so irate

I will beat you down

Hand over your crown!

 

Fear rules the day

Why can’t you just obey?!

Fear outweighs belief

Heed the freedom thief

 

Why won’t you just cave

No need to be so brave

Just give in to the charade

And join our masquerade

Wellsprings of Rest

© 2020 Jacob Dunbar