#1
"So you don’t belong?
You don’t fit in?
Nobody understands you and
You don’t understand anybody?
Well, join the movement
Wear the uniform
Wear it with pride
Without shame
Without self-awareness
Without integrity
And no sense of irony.
Spike that hair up
Extra strong; extra tall
Just to show the world
How different you are.
Burn the flag, steal a car
Spit in public, wear a scowl
Rebel against the state
Rebel against authority
Rebel against your friends
Rebel against yourself
Don’t let them take you alive
Battle until the bitter end.
You non-conformists are all the same
You versus the world is it?
Wake up.
Live in the modern world
Leave the past alone
To rest in its shallow grave
And instead of reviving
Hackneyed clichés and
Conforming to a non-conformist doctrine
Word for word, letter for letter,
Make your own rules
Your very own manifesto
That you promise the humble citizens
Of the province of “You” to follow
Every day without excuses or failure.
Don’t put the “act” in activist;
DO something if you’re pissed off
With the way things are run,
Or how many people go hungry
Every day whilst you eat a three course meal
And sleep on a full stomach of bile.
And if you don’t feel strongly enough
To do anything about it, other than
Write lyrics that anybody with half
A brain could think of and apply to
A simple A/B/A/B structure
Then just don’t complain.
Don’t buy into the subculture
That they once called punk,
Because every penny that you bleed
Funds the commercialism of
Something that supposedly lives
And thrives underground.

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?
Then just don’t play the game."
Quote by BlackLuster
DisgruntledDuck, I wish there were more people like you in the world.



Quote by Jaimz
You Sir, have my utmost respect


I have Jaimz' utmost respect and BlackLuster wishes that there were more people like me in the world!
#2
Its cool

wheres the A/B rhymes tho dude!?
no seriously some rhymes would make it better in my opinion tho

and you actually sound like you could write it as a punk anthem rather than against them
#3
^It's partly for and against =) And I made a conscious decision not to make it rhyme because I guess if my poem stuck to some bland routine scheme, I'd be no better than the people I was criticising (punks who miss the point etc). Also my poems always use some simple rhyme scheme and I guess I tried to be different for the sake of it.

Thanks for feeding back bro, I'll take a gander at your work =)
Quote by BlackLuster
DisgruntledDuck, I wish there were more people like you in the world.



Quote by Jaimz
You Sir, have my utmost respect


I have Jaimz' utmost respect and BlackLuster wishes that there were more people like me in the world!
#4
Always nice to see a song/poem or two railing against the fashion punks. Nice read.
They say the old woman's got the wisdom
'Cause she couldn't read the clock anymore
She said "The numbers don't represent the moments"
Says she don't see what all the ticking's for