Watching | Teen Ink


April 26, 2022
By RH GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
RH GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
19 articles 12 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
keep calm and stop being lazy.

This is how it will be

Living in my society.


You're standing on the sidewalk

and you can't afford to talk.

Soon as you open your mouth

Someone'll be there to shout

"how dare you walk out

while being so loud?"


And they're watching each of us-

we can't even ride the bus.


If you look up at the sky

You'll see the morning sun rise

But once you look up

And see the cage covering us

Something will erupt

Because that's what they can do

To someone as small as you.


They will be watching.

Watching everything.

And if they find you running

You can't avoid their cunning.


You won't live past next spring.

This is how it will be

Living in my society.

The author's comments:

Inspiration: the novel 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by George Orwell

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