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Out of Mind, Out of Sight


Out of Mind, Out of Sight
by Laura Templeton

"I'm sorry I can't speak out

I'm just not understood

I'm sorry I can't stand up

And fight for those I should"

That's a great argument

If you're blind eye can't see

I guess it's understandable,

I respect your disability

"If you want to play those games

Just look through my eyes

It's not fair for me you see,

They'll all just think I lie"

Nothing is believable in this trustful world

Our only talent is to lie

We're lying to ourselves

You can't possibly believe that--

No one person suffers

No one person lies

No one creature bleeds an ounce

No one creature dies

Not for you at least

If it's out of mind

Let's all just not think of it

Let us all act blind

"Every death is peaceful

We kill our food through love

In need and strive and growth and health

No blood was shed, yet, no hearts ever beat"

 

You're ignorance is deadly

You're guiltless pleasures make me cringe

Yes. I fear you. I fear you're heartless ways

Yes. I fear you. I fear every goddamn day

Your plate is a death bed

The nicest one they'll get

Your slaughterhouses, a funeral home

The best ones, I bet.

No one person suffers

No one person lies

No one creature bleeds an ounce

No one creature dies

Humans are the smartest of all

Aren't they?

Humans are the stupidest of all

Aren't they?

Lies make peace easier to believe.


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