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Unspoken Words

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On your mind but suspended on your lips;
Moment of silence, meditation on broken dreams,
Illusion or fear of not belonging to a crowd,
Beginning of a story, embryo of strength seeds.
Arts of a general; strategies to win a war,
Reality ugliness in the middle of an act;
Opposite direction, no U-turn signs on narrow paths,
Bestselling nightmares knocked down in few seconds by facts.
Risks taken with severe sanctions in view,
Subjects banned from nursery to university;
Earth shakers, few revelations but nothing new,
The Ying and yang circles and final dot of a speech.
Judges most wanted, lawyer’s salaries in courts,
In the radar of mass media, good listeners and cops.
Graphitis and hieroglyphs on papers, walls and public transports
The truth buried by historians written by Sheik Anta Diop

Ochieng Adholla

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1984 The Matrix

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I’ve been spying on you like a CIA agent on a FB wall,
Analyzing what’s on your mind by reading your timeline,
You entered the matrix by giving us your email address and telephone,
All your moves and transactions can now be tracked with loyalty and credit cards.
You willingly signed contracts, allowed us to enter your privacy,
Accepted to leave your life under scrutiny in clouds or a modem.
You will soon understand that science fiction has become reality;
We are working on a generation of clones which will be mentally and financially enslaved.
Your daily life data stored in our servers, you’re more than a customer;
We know your salary, tastes and can therefore forecast sales,
Our subsidiary companies are regularly sending you tailored advertisements,
We also sponsor celebrities to promote our products and trends.
We are watching you closely like a big brother from another mother,
You made the right choice, selfies on social media speak for themselves,
Your subconscious mind is easily available online it’s better than your fingerprints,
It will take time for you to understand you’re the twenty first century digitized slave.

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Biography

Ochieng Adholla, also known as Ochi, is a conscious Kenyan poet and philosopher. His first collection of poems, Panther’s Diary, was published in 2011 by Salonica Press, an Imprint of Seaburn Publishing Group based in New York. His second collection of poems, compiled in 2014 , is a free e-book available on his website.

Ochieng Adholla

Biography

Ochieng Adholla, also known as Ochi, is a conscious Kenyan poet and philosopher. His first collection of poems, Panther’s Diary, was published in 2011 by Salonica Press, an Imprint of Seaburn Publishing Group based in New York. His second collection of poems, compiled in 2014 , is a free e-book available on his website.

Unspoken Words

Enlarge poem

On your mind but suspended on your lips;
Moment of silence, meditation on broken dreams,
Illusion or fear of not belonging to a crowd,
Beginning of a story, embryo of strength seeds.
Arts of a general; strategies to win a war,
Reality ugliness in the middle of an act;
Opposite direction, no U-turn signs on narrow paths,
Bestselling nightmares knocked down in few seconds by facts.
Risks taken with severe sanctions in view,
Subjects banned from nursery to university;
Earth shakers, few revelations but nothing new,
The Ying and yang circles and final dot of a speech.
Judges most wanted, lawyer’s salaries in courts,
In the radar of mass media, good listeners and cops.
Graphitis and hieroglyphs on papers, walls and public transports
The truth buried by historians written by Sheik Anta Diop

Featured Poem:

1984 The Matrix

Enlarge poem

I’ve been spying on you like a CIA agent on a FB wall,
Analyzing what’s on your mind by reading your timeline,
You entered the matrix by giving us your email address and telephone,
All your moves and transactions can now be tracked with loyalty and credit cards.
You willingly signed contracts, allowed us to enter your privacy,
Accepted to leave your life under scrutiny in clouds or a modem.
You will soon understand that science fiction has become reality;
We are working on a generation of clones which will be mentally and financially enslaved.
Your daily life data stored in our servers, you’re more than a customer;
We know your salary, tastes and can therefore forecast sales,
Our subsidiary companies are regularly sending you tailored advertisements,
We also sponsor celebrities to promote our products and trends.
We are watching you closely like a big brother from another mother,
You made the right choice, selfies on social media speak for themselves,
Your subconscious mind is easily available online it’s better than your fingerprints,
It will take time for you to understand you’re the twenty first century digitized slave.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Unspoken Words

Enlarge poem

On your mind but suspended on your lips;
Moment of silence, meditation on broken dreams,
Illusion or fear of not belonging to a crowd,
Beginning of a story, embryo of strength seeds.
Arts of a general; strategies to win a war,
Reality ugliness in the middle of an act;
Opposite direction, no U-turn signs on narrow paths,
Bestselling nightmares knocked down in few seconds by facts.
Risks taken with severe sanctions in view,
Subjects banned from nursery to university;
Earth shakers, few revelations but nothing new,
The Ying and yang circles and final dot of a speech.
Judges most wanted, lawyer’s salaries in courts,
In the radar of mass media, good listeners and cops.
Graphitis and hieroglyphs on papers, walls and public transports
The truth buried by historians written by Sheik Anta Diop

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