Who Wears the Crown?

Who Wears the Crown
Who Wears the Crown

It is too easy to experience life blinded, accepting that those who represent us, who supposedly protect and nurture us as a society are just as we, well-intentioned and honourable. Yet the proof is abundant that is not the case and what once was a society of harmony, is certainly no longer. Yet most of us accept it for what can we do? We become complacent, too embroiled in our struggle to see what is really happening in our states, our country and globally. Compliance to a system determined by wealth and greed comes at a cost. The only way life can change is if we as individuals realise what is happening and decide not to comply with the erosion of our being, and that of our potential paradise. Please take this poem to heart…

Who Wears the Crown?

We suckle upon a breast of sustenance,
offering a familial warmth,
yet we recognise not the impurity
that overrides the nutrients proffered,
see not the deceit of belief implored.

We may swallow the lies if we will,
yet conquered we become,
when sustenance is merely a ruse,
compliance to keep us warm
and a delusion to keep us still.

We don’t recognise sustenance at all,
where suckling is just a mass acceptance,
a baton of responsibility handed over
to agendas that nurture for their own,
as we, the set-apart nameless do our part.

Societal needs are kept in abeyance,
just enough to hold, too little to restore,
and in quiet oppression striving for more
we fight ourselves and blame our ineptitude,
when all along we are being abused.

Slavery lives on, through a system
we call freedom, but who is free beyond
those perpetrators, those at the top,
as we in a slow gruelling demise
struggle just to survive the tyranny.

But who will change a world
so bent on destruction and self-betrayal,
who will attest the problem manifest,
stand up for righteous causes and self-deliverance,
when wealth alone wears the crown.

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one 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
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one 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 videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Who Wears the Crown?

  • August 19, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    A powerful message to all and I hope those who read it does take it to heart. We cannot sit back and do nothing as if we are watching a movie. We must step up and let our voices be heard. Great work, Tony. This message needs to be seen everywhere. Well done. Take care.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:46 PM
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    Thanks so much, Phyllis. I think most people are oblivious to reality, just what capitalism has done to enslave the masses, every bit as much as communism does. It’s just so slowly been introduced, no-one notices the slow decaying lives we have come to accept. Take care Phyllis, and thanks for the support.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Your words are of great importance here Tony. I feel that when a group of like minded artists can bring these discussions to the surface change can occur. Is it too late? I try to be an optimist. Jamie

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    Thanks, Jamie, yes we have to believe in possible change, otherwise what’s the point at all. Take care

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