Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 15, 2017

Daily missive for Tuesday the 15th of August.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Tuesday the 15th of August.

If there is no looking back
What is there
To look forward to
Where are the reference points
But embedded
In past experience.
How can truth be gauged
If not weighed
Against the lies exposed
Every time we learn
Trust is earned
Not bought or paid for
In kind.
Betrayal is commonplace
Honesty an ideal
So easily replaced
By prudence and parsimony
Dismissed as a product of naivety.
When truth is a byword
For what we are sold
A commodity
Traded for favours
Bartered in lobbies
Paid for with a promise
Of best interest.
When the good of the people
Is an excuse to withhold
Basic truths
Where do we go
To move closer together.
When we fall into old ways
Repeat the mistakes
Of bygone days
Suffer the poor
Who fall at your feet
Use them as a scapegoat
Not the business man
In the expensive coat
Take the easy way out
Fight the weak
Ignore the meek
What can they do
Shout.
Who will listen
When the lunatics
Walk on the grass
Drink champagne by the glass
Treat common people
As an under class
To be controlled.
They are committee
Authority
Presidium
They are the asylum
And we are enclosed.


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