Chiseled In Stone

History’s rhymes might seem

coincidental

but they’re chiseled in stone

they are fundamental

 

war feeds the market

and keeps it alive

war is the reason

this system survives

 

they’re still taking our bread

to build death machines

and recruiting our kids

through Hollywood screens

 

but when we fall ill

and the bills pile up

Uncle Sam’s not around

so we jiggle a cup

 

it’s our neighbors that help us

get back on our feet

because our taxes were wasted

propping up Wall Street

 

buying drones instead of medicine

buying bombs instead of books

building prisons instead of paradise,

we pledged ourselves to crooks

 

our allegiance is to objects

we’re bred to consume

now our children lay dying

as we build Pharaoh’s tomb

About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government and military. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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