Lay down your hate for that you refuse to understand
Your ignorance is the weapon you claim you don't own
in the hands of the layman, easily forgiven
but not in the fields of the harvest we've sown.
Lay down your weapons, these words that you sing
for its not from the heart that you speak
You spread the lies of another, a false mislead brother
who drank of the kool-aid, who fell for the speech
That told him he was some how better than us
because in the end he will be forgiven
washed clean in a river, a misspoken vow
lied through his teeth to get to heaven.
The magic's in the mystery, not in false history
our teachers have feed us the lie
Forced into armies lead by broke side-show carnies
that exchanged our trust for an alibi.
Now they all prosper while we wait to feed
begging for scraps at their table
If we sit quiet like good puppets do
perhaps we'll get to live while we're able.
So we take their words and exist in their lie
hope mixed with blood that we bleed
work fingers to bone, to pay for a home
the food and the clothing we need.
I can no longer sing for my voice has been caged
it seems I have angered their god
I spoke common words, I made common sense
and in this kingdom that's rather odd.
But I still speak against them in whispers and poems
hoping that maybe you'll hear
The magic's in the mystery, not our false history
the time for our chorus is near.
I am shocked and angered at the direction the world has taken. Good people are hurting all over, and our governments do nothing to lesson the impact. Our schools, our health care systems, our communities and neighborhoods are suffering tremendously with only small exceptions...call it Occupy or call it common sense, but our systems have reached their peak and are folding in on themselves because we have allowed the control to be passed on to those who have "different" agenda's. And it doesn't matter what country you call home...the issue is as global as the greed that is taking down the planet. Whoops...I'm ranting...cut to happier news...
The awesome Claudia will be manning or womanning, if you prefer, the pub for OpenLinkNight, and you're all invited! Linking up Tuesday 3pmEST over at dVersePoets...and, if you're interested, my poem "Frozen" from Nothing Left to Lose will be up as Poem of the Day at Poets.org ... how freaking cool is that! ;)