People Over Politics, Country Over Capitulation, World Over Wealth!
Shell Game ~ Philip Brent Harris
This is an older piece but seemed somehow appropriate.
Generosity of spirit flies, fills the world.
Each giving to the extent of their ability.
Each receiving to the level of their need.
Not a social utopia, humanity’s maturity.
May we be allowed to mature, can it be?
Children now, bullies, rules a fluid tome.
One way only, our rules, toys, hill, tree;
If you object, we’ll take our stuff home.
Or stay; we’ll grind you beneath our heel.
Power, guns, money bind you unto death.
Our brows fan, skins oil, and grapes peel,
Smile, cosset, love us till your final breath.
We will do our best to keep you confused.
We truly can’t have you figure things out.
Sharpened knives you know how to use;
We’d rather have you kill the other louts
We will keep you at each other’s throats.
Religion, race, politics, drugs and movies
Succumbing to one; don’t count the votes.
Murder, pray as your deity, faith decrees.
We always take, while pretending to give,
If it makes our lives better, eases any guilt
What you get can’t be found with a sieve.
We nosh caviar off plates trimmed in gilt.
Think you have noticed a discrepancy,
We’ll buy you off; our reserves are huge
Please don’t mature, recall you are free,
Since we’d be swallowed by that deluge
VOTE, November 3, 2020!
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment
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