Walking around with pretty Loreal eyes
but something behind them is broken
all the mascara in the world
cannot force your eyes to be open

Throw-away necklaces and bracelets
sparkle bright, dazzle and glisten
all the pretty earrings you own
do not mean your ears will listen

Seeing the world through shutters
too scared to look close up
claiming to be awake
without ever waking up

You may as well wear an eye mask
every hour, every day
and some ear plugs and some handcuffs
every time you pray

You think your life is superior
your little quest to get richer
never bothering to consider
that there lies a bigger picture

Thousands of women and children
exhausted, bleeding and choking
in factories across Asia
so that we may afford cheap clothing

Millions of animals, every day
raped, murdered, hung by their feet
because your taste buds prefer it
because you ‘cannot live without meat’

‘If it were that bad the government would stop it’
blind faith in everything they quote
forgetting they also once allowed slavery
and forbade your grandmother’s vote




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Arwa says:

    O Laura, I am really loving these! I am gona share bits of this on instagram and tag you – keep them coming XXX


    1. lauragoss8 says:

      I’m so happy you like these thanks so much x x x x x


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