Set Our Children Free

Updated on March 7, 2018
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Most of my poems are from what can best be described as my "Blue Period", aka "The Dark Year of the Restless Soul".


Set Our Children Free

Come on people, wake up

What's happening with me and you

Rape pillage and plunder

That's all we seem to do

It used to be safe

For our old and our weak

To walk the streets at night

Our children watch the news at night

Can't sleep without a light

All the chemicals and poisons

We pour into ourselves

The Surgeon General yells a warning

"Life Is Harmful To Your Health"

How about our lame-duck soldiers

El-Salvador and Lebanon

Hey there, Mr. President

Remember Vietnam?

Politicians paint a portrait

Prosperity on the rise

People just don't see it

Too much pain in the paupers' eyes

Our hatred for one another

Turn to war and bigotry

We pollute our children's minds these days

It's time we set them free

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    © 2018 Hal Gall


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      • vineliner57 profile image

        Hal Gall 5 weeks ago from Bloomington, IN

        I thought the same thing. It makes you wonder who or what is in charge of things. Thanks for taking time to comment!

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        Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

        A good message to people through this poem.

        You mentioned it was penned in 1980's. And, nothing changed since then! Except that it has become worse now.