Welcome To Robbie's Conversational Poetry

Raising Social Awareness and Promoting Meaningful Discussion Around Social Justice Trends

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My Safety Net

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Bringing shadows into the light 
Changemakers battle behind the limelight
From people to policy and to do whats right
Instilling hope at an inconvenient hour 
Diffusing stress, tension and abuse of power
While the world rotates on its axis
And ordinary people live and pay their taxes
What you do when society is on fire?
How do you push yourself to think any higher?
When everything counts right down to the wire
Who do you turn to when progress stalls or falls in congressional halls
When people decidedly choose to live in bubbles, silos or just put up walls
Social Workers are the ones at the forefront waiting to answer these calls

The Rift

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It’s the year 2020 and the Earth is FLAT
Can you just believe you read that?

Didn’t think so, neither can I 
Though it was created with a paid lie

Consider how disinformation circulates like wildfire
Advertising giants just got another buyer
Profiting in a bidding game where prices get higher and higher
Competing for attention that sets your heart on fire

This illustrates exactly why this situation is dire
But search engines and social media take it one step higher
Using data and impressions to alter how you’re wired

Through sophisticated algorithms studying your every move
Like Buttons, and Notifications inspecting the way you groove
Sending Ads and Recommendations you’re likely to approve

How do we get more and more of your time? 
How can we hook you into that state of sublime?

How do we keep you stuck in our game?
We already know what you’ll pay for fame
We’ve been tracking everything tied to your name

With so many opinions, how will society begin to change?
No privacy laws and safety nets in place – a concept so strange! 

Here – just hold us hostage until our minds fully rearrange.

Eyes Glazed Over

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Processing, processing please wait for change
Anyone else here feel something is strange?

Nothing to see here, keep moving along
Don’t show them weakness, suck it up and stay strong
Whats a matter puppy, want me to sing you a song?

Nothing is wrong, nothing is wrong – look at the stocks!
Time to get back to work, see those clocks?

Make it a great day and earn that pay!
Another year here, it’ll be time for that raise.
Here’s a pat on the back, how’s that for praise?

Processing, processing please wait for change
Anyone else here feel something is strange?

Welcome home honey, how was your day?
I don’t want to talk about it, please go away.
Wait – hold on, dear, my life is in disarray

Today at work, I had a talk with the boss
The company’s going under and he’s okay with the loss
So many workers; how’s this going to come across?

Look at the stocks, look at the stocks
That’s the only way he thinks and talks

Processing, processing please wait for change
Anyone else here feel something is strange?

Can you hear me?

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Our democracy is at its darkest hour
With right wing extremism hungry for power

Exclusion and intrusion of human rights
Back-to-back arguments and fights

Dissemination of false information
Using the media as a tool for manipulation

Our democracy is at is darkest hour
With right wing extremism hungry for power

People are bleeding
With the news they’re reading

All this mess causing constant stress
Activating Fight, Flight and Freeze
Ongoing Panic and Chronic Disease

Our democracy is at is darkest hour
With right wing extremism hungry for power

Emotions are high
As people cry

No time to think
No time to blink

Where do we go from here
How do we cope with fear
As winter draws near

Unemployment is on the rise
And so is Donald Trump with his lies

Our democracy is at its darkest hour
With right wing extremism hungry for power

SMOKESCREEN

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As another year begins anew
I wonder if by much we grew

I question who, what, how, where, when and why
Do yesterday’s old social problems still refuse to die

We continue to see our clients in their darkest hour
While capitalists, lobbyists, special interest groups rise in power

They set the political agenda and they play on the national stage
While our clients silently suffer navigating through their own internal rage

Behind closed curtains corporations and politicians make profitable deals
As marginalized and disenfranchised populations routinely beg for meals

And in our sessions, clients come to us helplessly to cope
In their despair, we work tirelessly to give them hope

To dismantle the false shackles that have been subliminally imposed
Within complacent and imprisoned minds that are presently closed

As advocates, its time we focus on the elephant in the room –
Not just daily woes

Robbie

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