Wednesday, 5 August 2015

This Crazy World.


This Crazy World

In this crazy world,
                      half dead from dereliction
                      half brutalised from deprivation
                      half drowned in a sea of greed 
                      half devoured by perpetual need.

Where
                      war shrieks from East to West
                      famine seldom seems to rest
                      hunger stalks the layman's life
                      poverty kills with a silent knife.

We find
                      a pompous pampered arrogant clique
                      live a life that's smooth and sleek
                      far removed from want and fear,
                      bought with another's sweat and tear.

Yet
                      not a word do they speak
                      to aid the fallen or the weak
                      preferring to kneel at luxury's shrine
                      repeating their mantra, "This is mine".

Now watch them
                      peddle lies of tongue and pen
                      slyly hoard their plunder then
                      with spurious sanctimonious phrase
                      shed crocodile tears at man's malaise.

Where
                     is it written that masses must sweat
                     deprivation and misery a constant threat
                     covering the world in measureless wealth
                     so the few can plunder with avid stealth?

In friedship
                     let's clasp each human hand
                     with compassion try to understand
                     our differences, our hopes, our fears
                     dragging mankind from this sea of tears.

Creating
                     a world where justice flowers
                     the many reap the fruits of toiling hours
                     a world of sharing, tending the others need
                     an end to privilege, plunder and greed.      

Visit ann arky's home at www.radicalglasgow.me.uk

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