Can you smell the winds of change?
Not confined by border or ethnicity;
It cares not about race, creed or color.
For so long the grass has been trampled,
Crushed under ornate boot heels,
Mowed down by the sharpest of blades
With no thought of the consequences.
Resilience is the way of nature.
Young shoots and saplings rebound,
They cannot be kept down.
Can you smell the winds of change
As they comes for you?
Your palaces and coffers cannot protect you,
Shuttered windows cannot save you,
We are not fooled by your fained sympathy,
Looking us in the eyes from marbled balconies
And lying through your yellowed teeth.
You do not know our condition!
You do not know our pain
As yours are the boots that have ground us to dust!
Take your hollow words and scream into the wind.
Choke on the vomit you spew,
Knowing that the end is near
And it is you that will be crushed
For all of the harm that you have done.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Dom, Your “You Can Smell The Winds Of Change” is riveting!!!! Excellent ….shakes the reader! It’s the Citizens’ Movement that cannot be stopped!!! Phil
Thank you for the wonderful comment Phil. A citizen’s movement is exactly what this country needs, but it seems that few people have the stomach for it. Hopefully that will change and the sooner the better. Sorry for the late reply my friend.
Wow, very powerful Dom! It needs to be said.
Thank you Nicodemas, I really believe that it does need to be said, but speaking without action will produce few positive results I fear, especially since so many people choose not to listen.
Yes for sure.
Powerful first half, soul stirring stuff! And the last few lines made me think that what goes around actually does quite often come around. Wonderful piece!
Thank you very much for your comment, it is greatly appreciated.
Your way with words to draw such a profound picture has not changed.
Thank you Martha, I appreciate you saying so. 🙂