Freedom

Freedom Quenched

The common blunder of mankind, is to not inquire;

group think will render us helpless, to be plundered in the mire.

Under common rule, the populace is deceived;

living under tyranny, all are suspect, no one is believed.

North Korean defectors speak of outlandish tales;

unknown to Westerners in a world of opportunity and sales.

Russian emigres still live in fear of KGB reprisals;

Holocaust survivors shudder at current antisemitic uprise.

The souls of my ancestors call out in admonition from the grave;

testimonies of Shoah atrocities, generations bear the pain.

Like cattle led to the corral, people may become docile;

the herd mentality, the bovine mind, becomes servile.

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Freedom Regained

The soul of the global citizen suffers at the helm of its own ship;

in the view of the technocracy, we are nothing more than a radar blip.

A country divided is conquered, as a dystopian world becomes united;

conformity does not equal harmony, in a land that has been blighted.

Nothing seems to be clear, when living in a state of confusion;

where the fires of injustice, fan the flames of societal transformation.

Quietly smoldering since the 1960’s, this smoking cauldron

gains a foot in the door, in the name of the common good.

As this country crumbles, morphs, and folds;

the banished voices will linger, unless boldly told.

The heart will continue to yearn for more than empty promises;

in order to transcend a materialistic world, truth must not compromise.