Pondering things more now than ever
I’m finding out how little I know.
I don’t understand human nature;
Its incessant need for power,
Its unquenchable greed,
Its innate ability to hate,
Its thirst to subjugate others.
Look no farther than the news;
War is spreading at a rapid pace,
Our young men and women are sent to fight,
For what…our freedom?
Only true if freedom flows from a pump.
Their blood is being exchanged for oil,
Sounds criminal unless you are a capitalist.
Poverty is running rampant,
The rich are getting richer
While the middle-class drowns
And the poor are being mowed under.
Our children are sunk into debt
For the privilege of an education.
Education is not a privilege but a right,
Only a fool would think otherwise…
Well then, a fool I must be!
With no where else to turn
We look toward the government,
Corrupt, divisive, they are of no help.
No! Don’t dare pull the party card,
Your blind faith in either cesspool is deplorable.
Don’t think for a second that they care about us,
Most of us don’t have the money to buy that kind of loyalty.
These behemoths only tolerate us because they have to.
Lobbyists and corporations are their real audience
Purchasing the destruction of our environment,
Sending our jobs overseas,
Corralling wealth for the pleasure of the minority
All for the destruction of the majority.
In the end, what do I know?
I know what this country…this world could be,
It wouldn’t take much,
Just a little love,
A little compassion,
A little humanity,
But then…I am a dreamer
Who just realized…
How little I really know.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Awesome, passionate, and a true dreamer!! we need more dreamers!
I suppose that I am dreamer of sorts. I long for things that are likely to never happen, but I guess someone has to do it. 🙂
When more of us do, we will see change. Keep spreading your light, dearheart!
Thank you very much Carol and have a blessed weekend. 🙂
“No! Don’t dare pull the party card,
Your blind faith in either cesspool is deplorable.”
That part made me laugh, the entire poem is really profound!
Thank you. I get on my rants now and then. These “cesspool” line just popped into my head out of no where. Thanks my friend. 🙂
I sometimes get lost in these thoughts. Things really don’t have to be so bad. But – greed & power… & hate…
Greed and power…two things that are sure to corrupt.
And – it’s happening right before our eyes. 😦
It certainly is. 😦