Stand Up 2 Hunger

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  1. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

    Jun 19, 2009
    The large banner above read:
    "Stand Up To Hunger"
    or some shit like that
    stitched with corporate logos
    reminding you continually
    of who puts on for 'your' city
    CNN, Twitter, Visa, Kraft
    and on and on, the usual...
    it hung in view of thousands
    of young-20-somethings mostly
    whom all were a proposed solution
    the "now or never generation", "the future"
    Stand Up To Hunger
    the buzz word or whatever

    Below, on the stage
    a familiar speech popped off,
    a Maybe-It's-Maybelline girl
    speaking on behalf of greater interests
    something about taking an implant
    to fix hunger, or some shit like that
    something like it's painless
    the future of tomorrow, today
    or whatever it was
    I could hardly hear or see her though
    the electrified spasm of humanity
    all in front of me, behind, to the left
    to the right, on top, on the bottom
    all over the place

    Smart phones, tablets and tech.
    positioning for their facebook picture
    a chance to be judged worthy
    or whatever the fuck
    in sight of their consummate queen
    to demonstrate high value
    or some shit like that

    Meanwhile, the speech grew
    the show ramped up
    celebrities appeared
    Lady Gaga with strange
    triangles above her head
    Bill and Linda Gates with
    bizarre hand gestures
    malnourished Asians came too
    skinny pawns next to the fat queen
    like advertisements
    like space monkeys
    like que-cards

    Hunger was the problem
    like a boogeyman in the desert
    spectacle was the reaction
    like the hit on the twin towers
    it was all there...hanging
    Boeing, CBS, Exxon, T-mobile
    on and on...on that banner
    "Stand Up To Hunger"
    the implant was the solution
    like all the people cried for
    saying, "lest we too starve"

    The speech was delivered, hard
    the final solution sold in dazzles
    establishing the crowd as a trend
    going viral for the cure, view counts
    the new standard in world community
    chipped, relevant and all flabbergasted
    the majority was in obscurity
    and the devil was in the details

    Still, yet

    Above them stretched out, unabated
    over the sea of expendability
    over the flock of free-range chickens
    Hanging with certainty, with all assiduity
    that large banner with its colossal resources
    on that day...
    did not give one fuck
  2. Feme Sole

    Feme Sole Mrs. _Evil

    Apr 13, 2002
  3. J o o k

    J o o k Win your battles before they’ve even been fought.

    Mar 1, 1999
    I liked this my nigguh
  4. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

    Jun 19, 2009
    thanks for reading
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