Poetry – The Awakening – John Phillips

A second dose of John Philips for today!

Make his day – buy his book – its good and cheap!

The Awakening

 

Speak not to me of empires,

Whose empty drums beat out a lullaby

To fill the sleep with dreams of glory.

 

Speak not, with twisted tongue,

A web of propaganda, spun

To idolise and justify unwholesome wealth and privilege.

 

Speak not to me of thrones;

Of bogus majesties, who’s festivals of inequality

Seek only to patronise and so, deny the right of all to be the same.

 

Awake! Awake! Reality awaits.

We are not second class!

Awake!

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