Literature

Thoughts from Within

I sometimes feel like an alien creature
for which there is no earthly explanation

Sure I have human form walking erect and opposing digits,
but my mind is upside down.

I feel like a run-on sentence in a punctuation crazy world.
and I see the world around me like a mad collective dream.

An endless stream of people move like ants from the freeway
cell phones, pc’s, and digital displays

“In Money We Trust,” we’ll find happiness the prevailing attitude;
like a genetically modified irradiated Big Mac i
s somehow symbolic of food.

Morality is legislated
prisons over-populated religion is incorporated
the profit-motive has permeated all activity
we pay our government to let us park on the street

And war is the biggest money-maker of all
we all know missile envy only comes from being small.

Politicians and prostitutes are comfortable together
I wonder if they talk about the strange change in the weather.

This government was founded by, of, and for the people
but everybody feels it like a giant open sore
they don’t represent us anymore

And blaming the President for the country’s woes
is like yelling at a puppet for the way it sings
Who’s the man behind the curtain pulling the strings?

A billion people sitting watching their TV
in the room that they call living
but as for me I see living as loving
and since there is no loving room I sit on the grass under a tree
dreaming of the way things used to be

Pre-Industrial Revolution
which of course is before the rivers and oceans,
and skies were polluted before Parkinson’s, and mad cows
and all the convoluted cacophony of bad ideas

Like skyscrapers, and tree paper, and earth rapers
like Monsanto and Dupont had their way
as they continue to today.

This was Pre-us back when the buffalo roamed
and the Indian’s home was the forest,
and God was nature and heaven was here and now

Can you imagine clean water, food, and air
living in community with animals and people who care?

Do you dare to feel responsible for every dollar you lay down
are you going to make the rich man richer
or are you going to stand your ground

You say you want a revolution a communal evolution
to be a part of the solution maybe I’ll be seeing you around.

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