October 30, 2012

One poem by Rachael Stanley

Talking in Chains

Do not listen to the lies
they peddle in the market place.
The Advertisers thrive on creating
discontentment and envy.

They tell you your happiness lies
in acquiring the latest product.
Look beyond the layers of deception.
Listen to the rhythm of the ocean,

and at night, open your eyes to the stars.
Let us remind ourselves who we really are.
Do not listen to the lies that keep us bound
in chains.

Rachael Stanley is from Dublin, Ireland. Her work has been published both in print and online publications in Ireland (Writing4All, Best of 2010, News Four, The First Cut and Riposte) and overseas (Static Poetry II and III — USA, Misty Mountain Review — Nepal and Issa’s Untidy Hut — USA). Her other works are forthcoming in Issa’s Untidy Hut.