Marshmellow (evangelion_100) wrote in bleeding_words,
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On The Proper Usage Of Applause (Protests In A Forgotten Country)

Hands come together
to congratulate
to commend
and praise,
applause
for failure
and lack of compassion
greed
and inhumanity,
for this authoritarian
bastard
that grips them all
bloodily
without their assent

Only hundreds
but the noise
of their applause
deafens
those who
would hear
bolstered
by courage
but not the courage
of words,
the courage
of will
and action
of knowing
that you will be dismembered,
hacked
then burnt
until what is left
of them
is unrecognizable
as
human
or even
something
that once
lived

something
that chose defiance,
justice,
and freedom
and paid the
dearest price

Here
where I live
I hear people complain
about mundanities
and offer
such frighteningly sincere
applause
for what is usually nothing more
than a pitiful attempt
at so much garbage

speeches,
poems,
novels,
governments,
films,
television,
all are given
such unknowingly idiotic
applause
while these fearless
souls
in a forgotten corner
of the world risk
everything
for the meeting
of their two hands

They stand
so tall,
so very tall
yet so
few
see them
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