the perfect video game…

there’s mass destruction
manipulated humans
destitute children
no personal involvement
it’s our governmental games

 

thanks for your concern…

now
the space
between words
is empty
promises
no longer echo
off the wall
of excuses
given for lifeless souls
lining the city streets
and rural valleys
your once prophetic stares
into the future
are no more than
a pathetic song from a mockingbird
willing to change its tune
for whomever
or whatever
serves its purposes
of self-interest
your worries
for the rights of others
were so damn touching
how you emoted
concern about
the brutal behavior
of foreign leaders
while at home
children go
without healthcare
elderly die hungry
homeless fathers
and mothers
struggle to feed
their children
yes
you are
so
damned
with
concern