Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reality Looking Back


Reality Looking Back

It’s all so clear to me now, as I sit here thinking,
How the world went to war, without blinking.

If only we had protested more, and raised our voices,
Raised our fists and insisted! We’d have more choices.

Now it’s too late, for an ill wind is coming,
Death arrives, even for those now slumming.

Inside this rickety building, our time here will end,
No time for new projects, or our minds to mend.

What is money good for, if there is no life,
When a world is made empty, and filled with strife.

No power, food or water, no escape, hope is lost,
Within the ruined city, darkness, a modern holocaust.

If only…if only we had challenged the media way back when,
Fought for 911 truth, things would have been different then.

The Road to Endless war, could have been stopped,
Reversing the trends, so no bombs would have dropped.

Too late, I hear it coming, sirens wail, heart is drumming,
sitting here, in last reflection, reality builds its final numbing.
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About this Poem: 

“Reality Looking Back” is a poem about looking back from the future…It’s a bit gloomy but there is important info contained within that drives hope from it because there is still a little time left...

I'm reminded of the lyrics to one of my favourite songs by Supertramp, "if everyone was listening". Today’s world is reflected in this song…Here’s the full set of lyrics and the song.

"If Everyone Was Listening"

The actors and jesters are here
The stage is in darkness and clear
For raising the curtain
and no-one's quite certain whose play it is
How long ago, how long
If only we had listened then.
If we'd known just how right we were going to be.
For we dreamed a lot
And we schemed a lot
And we tried to sing of love before the stage fell apart.

If everyone was listening you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show
Who'll be the last clown
To bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall

Well, what is your costume today?
Who are the props in your play?
You're acting a part which you thought from the start
was an honest one.
Well how do you plead?
An actor indeed!
Go re-learn your lines,
You don't know what you've done
The finale's begun.

If everyone was listening you know
There'd be a chance that we could save the show,
Who'll be the last clown
To bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don't let the curtain fall.


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