Poetry – John Phillips – The Awakening

In these difficult times, with lying politicians putting a spin on everything, we need poets like John Phillips to tell it how it is. Awake! We are not second-class! We are all worthy! We deserve better than this!

 

The Awakening

 

Speak not to me of empires,

Who’s 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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