Poetry – Suffering

Suffering

Hanging on a rich man’s whim

Helpless

In a tide of economic madness

Dreaming

Of a future for the children

Toiling

To find food for a family

Desperate

To hold it together

Suffering

Hanging on a rich man’s whim

Opher 18.1.2016

Suffering

There are lots of things that seeminsane to me, things I simply cannot understand.

I cannot understand how we have created a system where so few people benefit and so many suffer.

I cannot understand how we remain so complacent in the wake of death, war and poverty, created in order to place powerful minorities in even more powerful positions and put all the wealth created in the pockets of the rich.

I cannot understand how we remain gullible enough so that we remain distracted by complete dross, bought off with the promise that we can join them via a lottery ticket or hard work, or given sufficient to maintain a certain standard of living.

I cannot understand how the rich and powerful manage to suppress their consciences when they are responsible for the suffering of billions.

I cannot understand why we do not create a global system to ensure equality, stop wars and totalitarian systems, stop fundamentalism, protect the environment and put an end to the needless slaughter of wild-life and pollution and environmental destruction.

It is not beyond our intelligence to create something that would work!

This relentless machine is churning up the planet for the benefit of a psychotic few.

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