when silence becomes betrayal…

if you do not speak
when children
are torn
from
their parents
and
caged
like animals
when will you speak
will you cry out
above
the wailings
of
thousands
of
loved ones
mourning
senseless deaths
caused
by
incompetence
if not then
when will you speak
will you denounce
the rancid words
of
traitors to this nation
and
its constitution
with
righteous indignation
and
honest condemnation
if not then
when will you speak
will you order
without delay
those
who enter
the chambers
of
freedom
screaming venomous
mantras
of hate
and
ignorance
is it then
that
you will
speak
harsh words
demanding
their departure
from
those hallowed halls
if
not then
when
will you speak
perhaps
you’ll hold your voice
until
your body
is dragged
by
those same rebels
to
a makeshift gallows
outside
the capital steps
your hands and mouth bound
and
your body wrapped
in
some confederate flag
is it then
that
you’ll scream
to be heard
above
the hideous mob
co-conspirators
that
you would not
speak of
and
to
before
now
but now
how
will you
speak
with your hands
posed
across
your chest

 

democracy’s tide…

take as fair warning
although the tide’s in right now
rocks remain below
perils for the ship of state
awaiting one more low tide

 

ain’t nothing to see here…

just dead body piles
oh you may know some of them
but the president
bets you’ll forget them if paid
so how much does your soul cost

 

ethic cleansing…

stars
have dimmed
once
vibrant colors
symbolizing
freedom
and
justice
have faded
bleached
by
the glare
of
ignorance
and
complacency
to

corrupt power
turning
this nation
into
a whiter shade
of
pale

 

blood brotherhood…

there’s blood soaked dollars
lying inside the white house
though not reported
a few select senators
also share the blood bounty

 

the pharisees among us…

like
the pharisees
we
continue
to sacrifice
the lives
of others
for
the
good
of
the nation
our willingness
to
crucify
children
and
those
less fortunate
than
ourselves
is
an inherent
right
of
the self-righteous
one
merely needs
to
wrap themselves
in
the appropriate cloak
of
ignorance
to
justify
partisan crimes
against
humanity
while
raging
antagonistically
against
those
who
dare
to
serve
dinner wine
at
the
wrong
temperature