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paperbird

United States

Message to Readers

i don't know who thought it was okay to invent entertainment that involves bloodily shooting everyone in sight. i just know we need to get that fucker off our planet. (respectfully, of course, in a method that doesn't involve the aforementioned violence...)

the kids these days love killing each other

March 13, 2019

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the kids aren't right these days, you know
lurking in the halls with
gossip plunging from their mouths
grins smeared onto faces made of plastic
pretty hair straightened by months of kneading.
they love strong summers and
airborne balls and
going to home to tuck into their screens,
watching armored men tear their lives away
with simulated rifles and a happy, happy smile.
the kids these days to love to kill each other
behind the safety of the keyboard
they seem to crave filtered brains,
cleansed by internet
washed by game
the kids these days love killing each other
off they go now, off they go.

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9 Comments
  • luluwrites111

    I love this piece and it brings up a lot of good points, I especially like the part about the video games/screens. i am currently trying to impress that idea upon my brother, who is slowly playing more violent video games.


    4 months ago
  • Araw

    Love this poem! Really illustrates the wonderful, wonderful world we live in. All seriousness though, this was really good.


    4 months ago
  • Mangolover

    "off we go now," liking this piece. Ahhh the fakeness I guess. Anyway, good work with this one-- really descriptive & a lot of hidden things we can admit.


    4 months ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    The kids ain't all right.


    4 months ago
  • she's-got-a-story

    all the other kids w the pumped up kicks, i guess.


    4 months ago
  • Quille

    Very strong & powerfully worded :DD


    4 months ago
  • spearmint

    The beauty and reality of this this piece was just so strong. I absolutely love it!


    4 months ago
  • Bi

    Absolutely amazing!


    4 months ago
  • Ruthh

    I love love love


    4 months ago