When did we lose our way?
Coming out of a needed war, oh so long ago;
the world was full of light,
full of hope.
but, thanks to paranoia and obscene profits,
we let our leaders march us off time and time again.
Former allies become convenient shibboleths,
soundbites to spur us on.
Crusades are hastily renamed,
in futile attempts to mask their true purpose.
Helping people now has two aims,
it has become vital to assist them to become like us,
and, to appear to be doing “good”.
Whatever happened to helping because it’s the right thing to do?
I’m no “bleeding heart Liberal”;
my heart has been bled dry.
It is simply that I believe in right and wrong,
and constantly repeating something,
does not make it right.
It is time for moral regeneration of a different flavour.
Not prescribed by any book,
not because some Deity wills it,
but in response to what we know, deep down in our hearts,
is the only thing to do.
Like Lennon I “Imagine” a world were,
there is nothing to kill or die for,
and believe it can become reality.
But not following this roadmap,
not with these leaders,
and not until each and every one of us decides that enough is enough,
and does something about it.