Our present-day society, although greatly advanced through technology, has never seemed so lost. Both political and religious tensions continue to plague our spiritual advancement and still threaten an uncertain future. In truth, greed has replaced love as a paradigm to live by, most people unbeknownst following the capitalist ideal and the pursuit of wealth to secure a better life for family and society in the future. The sad reality is we have forsaken all that’s important in life: awareness, nature, art, creativity, family and above all love. Believing the rivalries of creed, religion and political persuasion, we have segregated ourselves out of fear, delivered by controlling administrations and leadership to achieve stability and obedience. When will it change? The following poem addresses these thoughts. Hope you enjoy it…
When did compassion evaporate
and like a setting sun fall to a quenching sea,
one moment kindness soared
and then fell short of our believed needs,
our fears and judgement the curse of unity
as we in segregation, find ease?
When did the ideals fall
replaced by impenetrable walls,
our cursed minds so overwhelmed,
so brainwashed to believe we cannot save ourselves
and must rely on those fear-mongers,
who in truth, created it all?
Shallow the beat of my wanting heart,
lost in the paths set
by those who demand our complicity,
the leaders who enlist trust like a common spruiker,
and we in blind faith follow like sheep,
to the end of the world, to the end of our kind.
Where has all the beauty gone,
covered by a haze of grey and toxic smog,
waters choked with plastic, salt pans rising,
greed our greatest love,
and all for the acceptance of a contentious mind,
when, our human trust falls to fear’s reckoning?
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