There are those who say that we must wait for human evolution
and that we are just as wrong if we start a revolution.
Humans have devolved into what you see today.
There are those who glimpse the suffering and they simply turn away.
They care not for the hungry, no tears shed for the sick.
They beat them down and shame them, it usually does the trick.
Must they take another look; no glasses hued in rose
and speak to me of what they see with eyes that do not close.
There is a war throughout the land in one form or another.
We do not love our sister and we hate our foreign brother.
There are those who walk the streets, they have no home at all.
They were sold out by the bankers who never take a fall.
The rich have all the power and the poor are in a bind.
If you fail to see the problem, there is something on your mind.
Or could it be you just won’t see because you would reject
that we have not evolved and are stuck in retrospect.
The ones who see and understand that something must be done
are those who care for all and not just care for one.
If ever we evolve, and there is no sign we have
the future looks too bleak if what we use is salve,
to staunch the flow of blood from those who are in pain
and never hold accountable, the ones who wield the chain.
Alone, we cannot act, we need you all onboard
as this is not a game, and we can ill afford,
to not join in the fray nor start the protest march
nor arm ourselves with nature’s tools and branch out like the larch.
Where once we stood alone, we now stand arm in arm
And those who are the enemy are those who do us harm.
Violence begets violence and this I understand
but power will not yield with just a reprimand.
Those with much to lose will crush us if we try.
They must hear our roar, they must heed our cry.
For peace can never reign without a show of might.
No matter who is wrong, no matter who is right.
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland