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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