I sometimes feel cynical about the things I witness in daily life. I wrote this from the perspective of how a sociopath may “feel” about society.
Faminism: (FAM-ih-ni-sum) (v.) 1. The act of removing food from the mouths of children. 2. The denial of women’s rights. 3. The active practice of both.
I want to lie to the children and tell them that the world is just
To stir up their hopes so that they will do all the things that they must
To believe in fantastical things like freedom, fairness, and truth
To discard the notion of fairy tales, of ghouls, and monsters uncouth
I want to lie to the children and tell them they’re not good enough
To shackle their hands to their desks until they’ve conformed rebuffed
To fill them full of nonsense more farfetched than any tale
To forget how to think while I fill wretchedness into our jails
I want to lie to the children and tell them their thoughts do not matter
To crash against their defenses until they’re all…
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