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Sometimes I stumble and stutter
And fall at the task
Of answering all the questions
People repeatedly ask
And they laugh and they laugh
When I don’t understand their word for a ball
An udder or a hand
But when I argue, it could be different in another land!
They dismiss this call
How can things be different
To the way we command?
What a preposterous suggestion!
A baloney digestion!
There can be no other way but the way we know they cry
Everything we have, we have because we have, so why even change or try?
But I look around me
And see the results of their solid ideas
They made life better they claim
But this only realises my fears
Are we too stuck in our ways?
To realise it’s not copper that pays?
Or that our constant Wi-Fi and oil connection
Is sending the world in a downwards spiralling direction?
And what about the wars groups wage?
Over their beliefs or blind greed
They wave their guns with impassioned rage
The god’s back our side and our side you will heed!
You blundering fool they laugh
They is no other way to run our land
But by power, money, hand shaking and gas
Well allow me to argue, there is another way yet unplanned.
It all starts with observation
Look around and what do you see?
Children born to the promise of starvation
The promise never broken, they’re forever hungry
I hear you cry
Why does this happen at all?
It’s the luck of the draw where you’re born
And if you’re born there you’ll surely die
But this order seems so tall
Perhaps if they had enough copper or paper
Then they could afford to live
But it seems it is in some human’s nature
To take more than they give
So we invented the idea of money
Because we never learnt to share
Some people think it’s funny
To take more than what is fair
So a value is put on human life
How much are you worth for a bag of rice?
If you can’t pay the price
Then all that’s certain is demise
But the government will defend you, and give you their protection
But if it’s not worth their dime
Then it’s not worth their time
As long as they’re in at the next election
Whilst the adults tell their children
Money makes the world go round
But all money ever did
Was tear potential for good to the ground
And whilst we’re on the theme of the Earth
How long can we justify our actions with the word sustainable?
The new age to which we are giving birth
Is by no means maintainable
We tell ourselves electricity is necessary
And how could we live without
Our cars and machines the latest accessory
That races us all about?
I know it’s not that easy
There are advantages these things bring us
But I’m sick of feeling sick of knowing
These things will be our final curse.
So we must find some kind of resolution
To ensure humans and Earth
find a successful solution.
What will they do?
These big tycoons
And where will they turn?
When the trees for their money
Have all been let burn?
But we shouldn’t just shout, scream and shake our fist
Because no one will listen
Yeh we get the gist!
Identify these problems
They’re not too large to be changed
Empower to try and solve them
Rather than become embittered or deranged.
And whilst we talk of power
How far will it stretch?
Crossing borders, following orders
Crueller than Jack Ketch.
There is nothing more important
To a dictator self-proclaimed
Than if you’re insubordinate
Then your final hand is played
There is no limit to their greed
Which they disguise as justice
They’ll control what we all need
Then kill you but they hush this
In these countries flagged so proud
The only laughing point here
Is a real one for the crowd
When the leaders laugh at spreading fear
And in our own country
Built on values sprinkling clean
We let the dictators have their way
Because the copper has a special glean
And still they laugh when I say
Why must it be this way?
They say don’t you understand
It’s the way of the world
It’s like this everyday
But why must we have countries and power
Money and war
Fighting until the last hour
It’s never too late to close the door
On the army attacking beneath the tower.
So take a look about you
And then you might see
Why I find the nuts and bolts of this world
Hard to accept easily
We’re all floating about this green blue rock
In an even greater expanding void
Each knowing as much as each other about how tick came to tock
Yet we assume that our own beliefs should be more employed
Different beliefs crop up all grasping at the same thing
Yet some minorities still take arms and claim
Respect is not the way it’s our song we should sing
And if you disagree I’ll shoot down your ideas
Next it will be your brain
They’ll have the world by their own way of thinking
All its power, money and commodities
But this won’t stop our ship from sinking
Only if we stop committing atrocities
So out of all these ideas we have now explored
Let’s try the most radical of all
Let’s accept love and respect, cliché but mustn’t be ignored
For it’s the only way to find our call
We must come together
Else we shall surely fall apart
How many more books, songs and speeches
Must be inspired by Ghandi and straight from the heart
Until the message finally gets through?
So when this poem’s work is done
What will you do?