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August 13


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Rebellion is a funny thing; being denied the right to something
simply makes it that much more tempting;
forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest, as the saying goes.

But what of oppression? What taste would that fruit have,
riddled with hatred and malevolence?
Would thorns sprout from it's surface, would the juice taste sour?
Would eyes water as the foulness of it burned our throats, and caused us to weep?

Our world is far from perfect, lights doused
by the hopeless tears of those whose suffering
God turned a blind eye to. Wealth equals power equals the ability to have your mistakes overlooked, swept under the rug so silently.

But when a young teen is murdered because of the color of his skin, when a young girl is raped because of her clothing choice, when a loving couple is denied their right to marriage because of their sex, where is the justice then?

The poor, the misunderstood, the marginalized; looked down upon for things they can't change.

And even though we are all made of atoms and blood and muscle and skin and nerves and a brain, a white man's voice is louder than a black woman's, and one has to wonder why.
uhhhh just rambling mostly?
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Given 2014-09-05
oppression. by silokk ( Suggested by MiloticScale and Featured by GrimFace242 )
L-Inque Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent piece.  Congrats on your DD!
silokk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
L-Inque Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome Clap 
DammitHughes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

And this is a great piece of writing, with fine imagery and a deep point. Good work.
silokk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much, i really appreciate it!
DammitHughes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
carmencaracol Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the suffering you talk about has to do with privileged life...

if you take a look outside that privileged world, you see people suffering way worse than a same-sex couple that can't get married, or a girl molested because she wore a provocative outfit... or even the poor of America (I wonder if you know the differences between the privileges of the North American poor versus the true oppression of the poor of other countries)

it's all in the perspective, and I wished the poem didn't feel so "privileged"

dunno why stuff like this gets DDs... This doesn't pack the punch nearly as much as other pieces- whether they be from privileged perspectives or not- that delve way more deeply into the abyss of human suffering... that touch a vein in everyone...

...did you know there's mass rapes occurring in the Middle East because of ISIS? People losing everything they own, children being beheaded...

That's oppression.
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None of that is oppression, actually. Those things are abuse and assault--not equal to oppression.

Surely you have better things to do than hang around a lit DD and make a painfully embarrassing ass of yourself.
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