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Jean-Leon Gerome – “Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind” 1896


We refuse to face

What is right in front of us

Challenges left unmet

Pain ignored

We defile our one home

Dehumanize each other

Our species is committing slow suicide

Our inability to see this truth

Angers me to my core

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Takashi Murakami – “Shangri-La Pink” 2015


ARE we happy?

If you only look at the surface you would think so

You don’t look us in the eyes

You don’t ask the questions

That lead us to believe you want to hear truth

Our smiles are the masks we wear to reassure the world that we’re fine