The View from the Fulcrum…inequity

The View from the Fulcrum...inequity
The View from the Fulcrum…inequity

We sit upon the fulcrum,
surrounded by inequity,
one side in the clouds, silver spoons
and wealth abounds in profusion,
the other side in mud and filth,
the next meal an uncertainty,
suffering an eternity.

We sit where life is good,
just enough of what we should
and rarely do without,
a warm bed and a roof overhead,
and food at whim, is ours,
little do we struggle to survive,
to know we are alive.

With all our dreams and technology,
why are there such extremes
in wealth and in poverty;
can we not feed a world
and share this earth’s bounty,
to sacrifice the wealth that is beyond any single man,
just to save those of lesser circumstance?

Perhaps capitalist society taints a spiritual heart,
to see suffering at the hands of power, their art,
because they will not relent their extravagant lives,
their egocentric goals and legacies,
when the world suffers from their greed, their seed,
their ability to turn profit, at any expense
including morality, creativity and right,
a sad and heartless state of events.

Perhaps I’m a closet socialist,
but what I see is the body-strewn battlefield of capitalism,
the greed and corruption that stains the world,
surely there is a better way
to care for humanity,
to find some modicum of equity in life,
for too many die unknown, unrealized in potential.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Sixteen published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.weebly.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore
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Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Sixteen published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.weebly.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The View from the Fulcrum…inequity

  • February 18, 2017 at 1:13 AM
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    Yes, there must be a better way. It is so sad that some cultures suffer hunger when others have never known such suffering. Great message and well penned, Tony.

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  • February 18, 2017 at 4:45 AM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, inequity plays on my mind, as we have the resources for all people of earth to live well and in peace. If only that could happen.

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