Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.
Set the Mood
See my countrymen topple over without life,
Time in the spotlight, convicted by the knife.
Only pain offered to console the weak,
Peace is but a lie to hide the outcome so bleak.
Broken souls searching for a leader,
Every enemy looking for a heavy bleeder.
If ever they catch you then you better pray,
No respite shall be given on your dying day.
Give up for their sake to avoid more pain.
I see a country falling apart,
Gnashing teeth around every heart.
No quarter given even to a helpless child,
Only words of spite flowing free and wild.
Run all you wish but they will pull you from hiding,
Any resistance to their hate will end in your chiding.
Never again will we be the same,
Torn from love to cast vitriol and blame.
You Are the First Step to Positive Change
I could care less what your ignorant sociopolitical beliefs are, because the second you realize that the only thing that matters is how you run your own life the world will have been made a brighter place. Ignorance is never deeper than when wading in the noxious muck of commoners lashing out at one another over politics they have no real control over. Release yourself from your privilege, join a movement if you must, but most of all ensure that you save your community from themselves.
I'm tired of watching my fellow Americans die at each other's hands, both physically and spiritually. Stop being ignorant.
Kyler J Falk (author) from California on December 19, 2020:
@John, Ann: Whilst the political fires rage on, and everyone chokes on the smoke of sociopolitical protests and riots, I'm getting torn between the streets and the home life. Maybe there will be a Christmas miracle like in the movies, but I won't be holding my breath. In lieu of peace, may we get the proper tools to fight our battle against hatred.
Hopefully you two have a great holiday season! Thanks for reading!
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 18, 2020:
Exactly Kyler. People are expending too much energy and angst on politics and other things they have no real control over when they should be concentrating their efforts on loving one another and ensuring the safely of themselves, their family, and their community.
Ann Carr from SW England on December 18, 2020:
It's not just the US Kyler. It's here too, though maybe not to such an extent. It's sad and self-destructive. Well done for voicing it. The basic values of love and understanding are all we need. Why is that so difficult?
I wish you peace and love for this traditional season. Let's hope that 2021 is better.