The falsehood of time gives us an illusion
We're living to die through massive confusion
People of power indifferent to suffering
Allow for the way in which the world is smothering
Greed leads to hate which then moves to action
Those in it for peace are losing their traction
Our so-called rights allow for complacency
So masses can follow the government agency
Sitting back in comfort with material things
Stifles the intrigue that revolutions brings
What will it take to change this distinction
The future's no more; we're facing extinction
And life is too precious to waste with distractions
Try changing a mind who's prone to reactions
Fail you will, but perseverance ignites
When you spark a fire you also give light
So with all this darkness, let's be a guide
to show them the voice deep down inside
The voice that's still loving, the voice that can heal
The only thing of ourselves that truly is real
Thank you for reading, this is my first post in years.
It is absolutely wonderful to see you write a poem again. It's been a long time since I have seen a poem from the people who were so dear to me here, in my adolescence. Perhaps you do not remember me, which is fine, my username has changed since than. Once upon a time I was Tainted Miko, and it was a joy to call you my friend.
It appreciate your poem - it gave words to some of the utter hopelessness I feel about the political and economic situation in the United States. You ended the poem with hope, and I think I needed to be called to have more of it.
Thank you, I very much appreciate that! I remember the username, for sure. This site was definitely a big part of helping me (and others) get through some rough times. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Why Rolo, is this your first post? I really enjoyed your poem & would love to read more of them. It's all so very true & sad that this world has come to that. Keep writing more Rolo. Looking forward to reading more from you...
3 years ago
by Ben Pickard
"Thank you for reading, this is my first poem in yeas"
As to that, firstly, the pleasure was all mine and secondly, you should write more!
This is a very smooth and well written piece with an entirely important theme, especially considering this warped time we live in.