Feed the People with Lies: Spoken Word

Feed the People with Lies: Spoken Word

Feed the People with lies: Spoken Word

Feed the People with Lies|| Viano Dee

Feed the people!

Feed the people with lies
and watch them clamour for more.

Grant to them what they are hungry for—
promise them freedom while binding their

feet in chains,
still they’ll chant your name.

Give them sunshine with snow frosts,
and with gratitude, they’ll prostrate.

Trade their silver for dusts of ashes —
their cash for bountiful emptiness.

Drained and dry they may be;
like deranged souls, they’ll serve you their blood to drink.

Deeply infested with ignorance, they remain daft even as truth presents facts.

Stand on the mountain tops and proclaim your lies,

the people will draw nigh and lift your name to the skies.

Feed the people!

Feed the people with lies:
they do not deserve the truth for they have deserted it.

Feed the people!

Feed the people with lies,
and watch them clamour for more.

Written and Performed by Viano Dee. Instrumental: The Heartache by Ugonna Onyekwe (Royalty Free Beat).

About Feed the People with Lies.

The poem is a reflection of our society. How people celebrate lies above truth just because they hold the liars in high esteem.

And though this may apply to every aspect in life — the poet is referring to the nature of Christianity in Africa.

Read also: Modern Christianity: A Deadly Epidemic

The height of idolatry (worship of men) is all shades of disturbing. What’s worse is that many of these so called spiritual leaders are actually false prophets who manipulate, extort, ridicule and lie to these people in a clearly visible manner yet these people praise and honour them even above God.

Not only that, when the evil of such leaders are exposed with HARD FACTS, their followers defend them wholeheartedly with useless and pointless reasons. How else can one describe chronic daftness?

What can one say? Such people deserve what they get — they deserve to be fed with lies since they detest the truth.

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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Zehra Victoria
1 year ago

What a impactful poem! I‘ve never heard of this one but it is really gripping. And it‘s so interesting to read your interpretation as well! 

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Reply to  Zehra Victoria
1 year ago

Thank you so much Zehra. 

Cyril
1 year ago

Good work, keep it up

Wren Marie
1 year ago

This is great! I truly enjoyed it. 

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Reply to  Wren Marie
1 year ago

Glad you enjoyed it Wren.

amadi
1 year ago

This is truly wonderful…like the words of our politician..do more.

Jaana McEntee
1 year ago

Beautiful! I really enjoyed it, thank you 💛☀💛

mm
1 year ago

Insightful, thought provoking and sadly a daily occurrence.

Van Tay
1 year ago

Very insightful my dear. The same goes for bullies. And tv and social media these days perpetuate the bullies loud voices, perpetuate the liars’ ever fancy stories and put these people high up on a pedestal. 

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Reply to  Van Tay
1 year ago

Very true Van Tay.

Annemarie LeBlanc
1 year ago

This poem truly represents society today. We may have a lot but still feel empty because we do not value the things we were blessed with. I agree that this poem can also relay the message of how some people regard Christianity. 

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Reply to  Annemarie LeBlanc
1 year ago

Very true Annemarie. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Paula Stewart
1 year ago

This is what happens when we worship people, wealth, and worldly things above family, love, and faith.

Paula Stewart
Reply to  Paula Stewart
1 year ago

This poem makes you stop and think.

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Reply to  Paula Stewart
1 year ago

I’m glad you can relate. Thank you so much.

Brandy
1 year ago

Very interesting poem. It reminds me of the society that we live in today, which sort of makes me sad. I admire the quality of this poetry, well written. 

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Reply to  Brandy
1 year ago

Thank you so much for the kind words Brandy.

sunshine
1 year ago

This is a somewhat dramatic poem. It really great and has a huge reference to today.

Tochukwu Precious Eze
1 year ago

This is sad reality of today’s society.  Truth remains buried under heap of lies. Very well expressed in words here. 

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Reply to  Tochukwu Precious Eze
1 year ago

Thank you so much Heena.

Krizzia Scollon
1 year ago

You are so creative. This is so relatable to and reminds me of today’s society.

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Reply to  Krizzia Scollon
1 year ago

Thank you so much Krizzia.

Yomi Spontaneous
1 year ago

Wow! Another creative piece you got here. Reminds me of the spoken word events I attend around and my friend performs spoken word too. 

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Reply to  Yomi Spontaneous
1 year ago

Thanks a lot Darlene. 

Alexandra Cook
1 year ago

Oh wow, this is awesome. I love hearing spoken words and I was so affected with its message.

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Reply to  Alexandra Cook
1 year ago

Thanks a lot Alexandra

 Glad you enjoyed it.

Amy
Amy
1 year ago

This is such a great spoken poetry,and it is so meaningful. I love how it focus on our society nowadays.

mm
Reply to  Amy
1 year ago

Thanks so much Amy. Glad you liked it.

Coollife
1 year ago

My heart is filled up with inspiration.. I love the beat 

Karletta Marie
1 year ago

so much I love about this …   that you’ve got the spoken word and written word for us.   And that you explain the inspiration behind your message.    

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Reply to  Karletta Marie
1 year ago

Thank you so much Karletta

Kristine Nicole Alessandra
1 year ago

This poem resonates with the current state of society. I feel sad for the youth of today, finding it difficult to differentiate between lies and the truth. 

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Reply to  Kristine Nicole Alessandra
1 year ago

It’s a very sad situation.

Lyosha
1 year ago

this is such a beautiful and deep poem. I enjoyed reading a lot, it totally moves me

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Reply to  Lyosha
1 year ago

Glad you enjoyed it.

pooja
1 year ago

How true! This is a fact and unfortunately, nothing could be done without it. A circle of lies start and it keeps expanding. 

BushraZ Blogs
1 year ago

Very good poem 👌😊 yeah it’s true the liars are believed and honest is being falsified today…

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