Was It Worth It : For The Men In The Glass Towers

Was It Worth It : For The Men In The Glass Towers short poem

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(America, following a landmark agreement)

Dear Mr. President,
Was it worth it?

Was it worth
Selling your country’s freedom,
The liberty it is so famous for,
For a few extra bucks in your pocket?

Was it worth
Strangling the creative freedom
Of thousands of the people
You claim to care about,
To make greedy men a little happier?

Was it worth
Giving the men in the towers
More power than even yourself,
Let them punish whoever they like
Who doesn’t fit their ideal?

Beware, Mr. President.
For this, the world will not stand.
1984 has come and gone.
You can’t let Orwell’s nightmare come true
As per your misguided ideal
And expect people to blindly agree.

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My muse is like an excitable dog. It catches sight of totally random things and starts yapping and running around and wagging its tail and WILL NOT STOP until I write a poem about it.My poetry is sometimes based on personal experience and sometimes on other things. Aside from that, I enjoy video games (My favourite game series is Mass Effect) and the popular television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
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