Saturday, 5 May 2007

Shallowville

we strive to impress
those by whom we are opressed
who have unlimited acess
to six digit accounts
and were born with silver spoon decorated mouths
yet we starve to acquire
things they get on a platter
resulting in headaches and ulcers
and out poor stomachs are left to suffer
the consequences of our low-self esteem
compounded with a hollowness within
there are no lengths so extreme we couldnt possibly reach
so we pilfer our parents pockets just to keep up with the jones's
some of us offer ourselves like meat
to old men who desire young things
and in retun they dip into their pockets to reward us for services we give
and with these disgraceful resources
we buy loius vuitton purses
and engage in shoppin sprees
hoping to fill the void within
but soon we come to realise
those from whom the scales have fallen from their eyes
we are residents of shallowville
a sad place where our worth is measured
by the material things we so treasure
and if this vicious cycle isnt stopped
we find ourselves back at square one
still trying to impress
those by whom we are opressed.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you write this??? It is really good.

Anonymous said...

Oh FIRST!!!! and SECOND!!!!

Inuke Omotola Davis said...

True talk!
Nice Write up.

omohemi Benson said...

absolutely true
this is a beautiful piece,
Well done girl!

Nyemoni said...

nice to know you can hold your own writing lyrics... good job...

exschoolnerd said...

thnx yall...yeah i wrote it

Ugo Daniels said...

One word:::DEEP

exschoolnerd said...

thnx ugo for taking the time to read.

monie said...

VERY nice... I like it alot! You should maybe submit it somewhere... You never know. I like it a heck of a lot...