Ugh Breaking my back to keep status quo Onset battle of the hearts mind With results of stunted growth No longer will I Choose to feed machines Who bolts and coils Were made By thieves Working in a constant flow The big machine Depletes the richness Of who we were meant to be But I say NO I will not be subject To your control Ugh Push and Pull Try to get your way with me With mechanical advantage As simple as deceit Spewing black clouds of exhaust The big machine chokes out the air That fuels my dreams I'm shadowboxing smoke And mirror and the only thing I hit is me But I say NO I will not be subject To your control We are exhausted by the constant Mining of our bone and marrow; Blood fracking While you chose to ordain caricatures Poster boys and girls To convince yourselves You are giving us just due Muscle fibers indistinguishable from cotton Unwarranted by coincidence and careless gaze Throwing another Emperor Another Empress in your grinding will Wailing Mothers, Battle Cry, Unfair Trade, Swollen Nodules, Brused Pride, Bitter Realties, Our bones may be cracked, But we will do your bidding no longer!
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