Lost our capacity for conversation,
in a trance, numb to sensation.
Images on the screen,
have you hypnotized.
You have to be able to read the lines, the ones between,
they’re censored and sanitized;
none the wiser, no one’s even realized.
Attention spans minimal,
we’re manipulated, it’s subliminal.
Saturated by the media,
we’ve gone from the encyclopedia, to Wikipedia.
Madison Avenue pushers selling their wares,
promising dreams, in reality they’re nightmares.
Messages instill fear to incite,
encourage to engage, and ignite.
Stir the masses; deceived, they become enraged,
they’ve taken the bait.
The slumbering hate, lies in wait, ready to awake.
There’s a brute in all of us, we keep it caged.
When our baser instincts surface,
we’re like animals, escaped from the circus.