If their smartphones should go dead,
there’ll be many filled with dread.
If the lights go out and stay,
then there’ll be no games to play.
When there are no more distractions, will they open their eyes and see,
that the world is filled with people beyond just you and me.
But will the selfish become caring or simply wail for their toys,
and of those who’ve known the truth, will they be heard above the noise?
If you’re ever in any doubt as to how Americans will act,
just look at all the times their credit card’s been hacked.
These are people who never learn, they will never rally around.
Their heads are in the clouds, their feet don’t touch the ground.
You can’t reason with the stupid and believe me, I did try!
I finally gave it up, do I need to tell you why?
These are the very people who when polled are quite unsure,
if the economy is improving or if they’re sinking in manure.
When a world is in crisis with people fleeing left and right,
Americans’ only concern is what will fill them with delight.
Give them their distractions so that they don’t have to see
a child stumbling across the desert because she is a refugee.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland