Charlie Martineau

The Less Than

Here’s to all those who are less than!

Here’s to the ones that don’t measure up

The unstable, the weak, and the broken

We are beaten to the ground but we stand back up

 

Nobody cares about our hurting

Not from the throne that they stole with our pain

And nobody cares if we deserve it

They judge from their lofty heights with disdain

So Fuck all you pretentious Masters!

You act like you earned that spot that you hold

But you don’t know shit about disasters

Bereft of the hand you were dealt you would fold

We were born to this world as the rejects

You tell us that we’ll never do shit on our own

You were born to this world as a pretext

Pretending you’re reaping the crop that you’ve sown

But we see through fallacious bullshit

You’re convincing yourself that you’ve conquered with ease

But you’re just posing as a pundit

A sophistic bitch that still needs our disease

 

So, here’s to all those who are less than!

Here’s to the ones that don’t measure up

The unstable, the weak, and the broken

We get beat to the ground but we stand back up

Don’t try to teach us how to fix it

Don’t ever think you have value to us

The fact is you don’t really know shit!

You just give your advice to feel better than us

So, don’t breathe a word about your progress

With your winnings attached to your ticket to earth

The time will come for us to redress

And you won’t stand a chance with your plush life from birth

Here I stand as a less than

This is the place that I’m not giving up

And here I stand as the broken

And here I’ll stay till you don’t measure up

Yes, I’m not as weak as you imagine

I have more fight than the sage could portend

I’ve fought back my share of demons

And I will rage with my might in the fight till the end.

So, here’s to all those who are less than!

Here’s to the ones that don’t measure up 

The unstable, the weak, and the broken 

We get beat to the ground but we stand back up

And Fuck you who think that you are more than!

Fuck you who think that we don’t measure up!

And Fuck you for thinking we are broken!

We may start from the ground but we stand back up

Always from the ground do we stand back up!

Comments3

  • orchidee

    Should this be marked 18+?

    • Charlie Martineau

      Just for profanity. Obviously, there isn’t anything in the content that would be inappropriate for children, as L. B. Mek pointed out.

    • L. B. Mek

      Amen!
      an empowering message, admittedly your words are targeting a more mature audience, but
      its truth and empathetic intent, is universal
      a laudable effort, thanks for sharing

      • Charlie Martineau

        Thank you!! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment!

      • Trenz Pruca

        I like it Charlie. Here's to us. Thank you. Even stronger words would be appropriate. Hooray for all of us who are less than...



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