I answered the call

When society is being bombarded by multiple negative messages coming from the political machines hell bent on trying to destroy the very fabric of this nation through manipulation, division, and violence.

Machine visit

When the machine broke free from its camouflage

Its underbelly exposed, but hardened nonetheless

Engines came to life belching thick dank smoke

The battle lines would be drawn and drawn again

The money flowed like the water of life

Hypnotizing, mesmerizing, and proselytizing

Feeding the masses with words of division

Man pitted against woman, black against white

The voices of religion collided in all-out war

Nonsense replaced common sense

With indoctrination being called education

Correctness the new social justice cry

When the voices of the anti- tried to shout us down

Some of our boys and girls were left behind

Trapped on the front lines of the campuses

Marching lockstep with the organizers

And when the riots came they joined

Holding signs with words beyond comprehension

Without a care they shouted “socialism”

Give us everything and make it free

Lost were our youth, their potential absorbed

Overtaken by the false narrative of hope

And then came the talking heads

With their constant droning and babbling

Drumming out the message of avoidance

Stirring the cauldron of anarchy

Calling hope, hate, and hate, hope

Taking orders from the almighty funders

Yet good men and women emerged

No longer would they be shadow bound

Together they stood and made their voices heard

To everyone they implored their words

“Break free from the yoke of control”

“Take back that which rightfully is yours”

When everything we love is on the line

Where will you be, what will you say

When liberty may mean the death of us all

Quietly and with confidence

I will proudly say that I…

I answered the call

R J Schwartz
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “I answered the call

  • August 24, 2016 at 2:26 AM

    I am with you on that, Ralph. I, too, will answer the call. Excellent verse.

    Can we include this poem in our Tce Poetry book? Also, Please send me a list of your poems you would like in the book. I think up to 10 poems per poet will be a good selection. Thank you Ralph.

  • August 24, 2016 at 2:29 AM

    A strong and poignant message of what the world has become and revolution an expected result of what is stirring. Beautifully expressed and penned, and what the future holds, could go many ways. Great work Ralph.

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