Fuck It Up!

Fuck IT up like you mean it!!!!
Fuck IT up like you mean it!!!!

http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/20-early-warning-signs-that-we-are-approaching-a-global-economic-meltdown/

I want to thank Tales From The Lou for posting this because I am now going to take it and run with it, after having given credit where credit is due, of course.

There are many examples of just how fed up, people the world over are and they are not just sitting around holding a smartphone and sexting like the Americans are. It is good to know that there are some people who are not willing to just keep taking it up the ass without any lube at all, unlike the Americans. Since there are so many perverts in America, it is not hard to see why Americans have no problem taking it up the ass without lube.

The people of other countries are fiercely protesting and they are not just having one day events and marches, they are in it for the long haul because they know what Americans refuse to acknowledge and that is that if they continue to let their leaders get away with stomping their rights into the dust, that matters will only get worse. Unlike the Americans who have Justin Beiber to save them and the ‘stars’ at the Grammys and the Kardashians, you know! Kimye and crew? So, while the rest of the world is fucking it up, the Americans are sucking it up and getting fucked up the ass without the lube and loving life because Americans know what is important, Hollywood! The Super Bowl! Fake nails! Models! Fake hair! Fake lips! Fake ass! Fake like you know that you ain’t got it so low! You see, Americans are a bunch of fake ass nut cases. Americans are busy running around spending money that they don’t have and getting hacked to pieces and wondering why this is happening. Sigh! Yes, Americans ARE that clueless!

You would have thought that when the big hacking event that occurred at Target was finally exposed to the stupid Americans, that they would have realized that it was not only Target that was hacked. Oh no! You see, the Americans aren’t very smart. Even after they found out that Neiman Marcus was hacked, even THAT wasn’t a big enough wake-up call. They went shopping at Michael’s and slid that credit/debit card across the counter and wouldn’t you know, they got hacked again. Now, would you call that smart? In my book, that is just asking for trouble. And guess what? Americans keep getting what they ask for, more and more trouble. And they never learn. They are out right now busy getting hacked and next month, there’ll be another report from yet ANOTHER big box store releasing a statement that Americans credit/debit card information got hacked. You see, Americans have not realized in all this time that corporations hide shit for as long as they can possibly hide it because they believe that once the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, that the Americans will react like sane people would. But even the retailers don’t get it because what they fail to realize is that Americans are so stupid that an employee could tell them to their face that hacking is going on and they will still hand over that credit/debit card thinking to themselves that they are protected and that there are limits placed on their cards that limit their liability if fraud occurs. Such trust, can you believe it in this day and age? Yep, that’s Americans for you. Dumb, trusting, stupid idiots who have been dumbed down to the point that many could not even count out correct change if a computer wasn’t doing it for them.

I, for one am so glad that the people of other countries are not looking for Americans to lead the world in attempting to right wrongs and overthrow oppressors and despots. America’s entire political machine is made up entirely of despots. Corruption, Vice, Greed, Kickbacks, Bribes, those are the names of the Americans political leaders. And yes, I do know that there are 535 pieces of filth that make up the American political machine, but they are all named Corruption, Vice, Greed, Kickbacks and Bribes and the names are interchangeable. So, don’t worry if you call Vice and Vice tells you that you have called Greed, you’ll still be speaking to one and the same. But why bother? Because unless you have a brief case filled with greenbacks, call Ghostbusters, you’ll get the same response. Nothing.

Those of you in other countries, I thank YOU for pushing back against the motherfuckers whose sole aim it is to oppress you and to keep you down and steal your pensions and shove austerity down your throats when you’ve done nothing to deserve it. The so-called leaders are corrupt and expect you to pay the price for their corruption and you’re having none of it. Unlike America’s cities that are going bankrupt. Read up on Detroit, the once great Motor City and also renowned for Motown, is bankrupt and the vultures have descended and are cleaning that carcass down to the bone and those who thought that their pensions were safe, not so fast. Read it and weep:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2013/12/03/detroit-is-eligible-for-bankruptcy-and-city-pensions-are-at-risk/
..and here’s a little excerpt.

Judge Rhodes ruled that Detroit’s pensions would be treated the same as any other contract in bankruptcy, meaning that benefits could be cut.
The judge said he would not decide Tuesday on the size of the city’s unfunded pension liability, which has been estimated at between $3.5 billion and $8 billion. The city’s debts are estimated at $18 billion.

Is it the pensioner’s fault? No, but who cares? Somebody or some bodies mismanaged or misappropriated or just flat out fucked up Detroit’s ability to pay its bills and so now that is going to have to fall on the shoulders of those who have worked, retired and who now may find themselves looking for work when there is none. I just hope they didn’t shop at Target, Neiman Marcus, Michael’s and insert retail stores here–>________________.

And I should not forget that Stockton, California also went belly up!

The Wages of Bankruptcy: Stockton’s Cautionary Tale for Detroit


Here’s another little excerpt:

More than a year after filing for Chapter 9 protection, the California city is struggling with protracted court battles and stripped city services — and that’s exactly what the Motor City might be in for.

At night, Stockton, Calif., becomes a ghost town. Streets lined with boarded-up buildings and rubbish-strewn parks are mostly empty except for drug dealers and their customers, says Dave Macedo, president of the local firefighters’ union. Even in daylight, shootings break out with regularity, and the city of 300,000 was ranked the 10th most dangerous in the country in 2012. “It’s the wild, wild West out there,” says Macedo. Or rather, the wild, bankrupt West.

Read more: The Wages of Bankruptcy: Stockton’s Cautionary Tale for Detroit | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/07/25/the-wages-of-bankruptcy-stocktons-cautionary-tale-for-detroit/#ixzz2rW29IgiB

Just devastating isn’t it? Not really because if it was, it wouldn’t be business as usual or should I say, bankruptcy as usual. But that’s how Americans play it. Remember the Wall Street debacle and how the criminals of Wall Street brought business as usual to its knees and had to get bailed out by, you guessed it, those good old stupid Americans? Well, the Wall Street players are back at it and they’ve upped the ante and it ain’t looking so good for Main Street Americans these days, but you couldn’t tell if you’re looking from afar. But close up, it’s a different story, just ask the people of Stockton, California and Detroit, Michigan and don’t forget to check the bridges and underpasses. You’ll find plenty of homeless people and if you like to gamble as apparently so did the managers of the funds of both Stockton, CA and Detroit, MI, head on over to Las Vegas, NV, you’ll step over a lot of homeless folk there too. Don’t forget Atlantic City, they’re knee deep in homelessness also.

But to those of you in other countries who are trying to fight back, more power to you! And if you should by chance look towards the West and think that you see that Rome is burning because Americans woke the fuck up and fought back, think again. That will just be another California forest fire. It’s ALL good!

What Are You Waiting For?

imprisoned

The jobs are never coming back.
So while you sit and wait,
the rich are loving life,
while you bemoan your fate.

They’re fracking in your yard.
The water’s not fit to drink.
Your food is processed junk.
And so into gloom, you sink.

A Shakespeare play, you live and breathe,
what will you give to Caesar?
When everything you own was sold,
and the bank declined your Visa?

Your world looks stark and bleak.
It’ seems you’ll lose your mind.
The bills are overdue.
And a job, you cannot find.

Too ashamed to ask for help,
you’ve reached your breaking point.
The loaded gun is in your mouth.
Oh yes, you hate to disappoint.

Your epitaph will say it all.
“He tried and somehow failed.
Did society kill this man?
Oh no! He gave up and he bailed!”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Who will make it into the headlines next? Who will be the next one to simply give up and give us another version of a ‘bailout’? Who will it be that either join the ranks of the homeless or will put a gun into their mouth? With suicides on the increase, how many more will commit suicide while waiting on the ‘leaders’ of this world to recognize that greed is leading us where no SANE person should ever be forced to go? There are those who are right now, teetering on the brink of committing suicide/homicide because they see no other way out. Many take entire families out before killing themselves because they feel that it is not in their families best interest to be left to plod along as they believe that ALL is hopeless. How many people have to die before the foolish leaders of this world recognize and realize that corporations have a strangle-hold on people, the world over and are using this leverage to deny jobs to older workers who are skilled but cannot find a job for the ‘life’ of them and are forcing young adults to work at minimum wage jobs with no benefits? What about those who have spent years in college and have amassed a mountain of debt in student loans and cannot find a job that will even begin to pay for those loans, much less keep a roof over their heads. This is the ‘new’ reality for many.

Many times, a number of accidents have to occur at a certain intersection or interstate junction resulting in death before steps will be taken to prevent further occurrences. Will this be the case with those who’ve lost it all? Will it take the suicide of a few hundred? A thousand? A million? Before we realize that we have a problem, a really BIG problem and to solve it, we need some BIG changes or else get reconciled to suicide becoming the new ‘bailout’! It has been said that people are a ‘slave’ to debt and though they ‘toil’ every day, they cannot seem to make it out of debt. This is by design and it will continue. Make no mistake. Many societies were built on the backs of slaves and as much as I could say that ‘what comes around goes around, even I am not THAT heartless! Is there really a difference, Prison Industrial Complex Slavery as opposed to Corporate Worker Slavery since we ‘toil’ to pay the corporations for the right to breathe, for the right to purchase and eat the Monsanto Corporation’s genetically modified trash. Either way you look at it, we are ALL in prison! Either we ‘toil’ or we die! You don’t have to actually ‘see’ the bars to know that you are indeed, in prison.

What are YOU waiting for?

http://blog.aarp.org/2013/05/03/boomer-suicides-rise-economy-related-suicide-financial-stress/
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which published its findings in the May 3 issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more people died from suicide than from car accidents.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/07/2013731174919956289.html
A recent report found that financially related suicides increased by 40 percent this year.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/18/news/economy/financial-crisis-suicide/
The stresses of recession and unemployment triggered by the global financial crash of 2008 led to a spike in suicides among men in Europe and North America.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/more-americans-committing-suicide-than-during-the-great-depression.html
Higher Numbers of Americans Take Their Lives than During the Depths of the Great Depression
Suicide rates are tied to the economy.

What are YOU waiting for? More proof?

The Revolution IS Coming!

Quotes by Malcolm X
Quotes by Malcolm X

 

How can I be content if my brother is in pain?

I would not turn my back if I saw my sister slain.

 

The world has had enough and the rich will lose their head.

Those who try to stop us will lie among the dead.

 

Peaceful, we have tried and it only got us where?

The poor are over here and the poor are over there!

 

No corner of the globe will hide the thieves and liars.

Light a billion torches, fry their spying wires.

 

Rest is for the dead and we have no time to waste.

They must know real fear, they must have a taste.

 

The lords have played their hand and took our rights away.

Do you think we’ll get them back if only we will pray?

 

Stand strong and hold your ground, they cannot kill us all.

Tear down the corporate sign and breach the outer wall.

 

Progress will be made in one form or another.

The protests they have squashed and dissent they try and smother.

 

Hate has been their tool and we shall overcome.

They treat us just like dirt and they tell us we are scum.

 

No time to run, no time to hide, the stakes are just too high.

And when they come for you, you must fight or you will die!


Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

Ask yourself this question. Has the ‘ballot’ worked?

A WorldWide Hostile Takeover

Does he know that he has become the new symbol of the government shutdown? SERIOUSLY?????
Does he know that he has become the new symbol of the government shutdown?
SERIOUSLY?????

As I look around the blog world, I see quite a few people seemingly unable to figure out why we are where we are in this point in time, in regards to worldwide chaos, a global crisis of poverty, pain, struggle, fear and a loss of pensions and safety nets, worldwide amidst a Worldwide hostile takeover and why there has been no revolt in America while there have been mass protests around the world.

I shall start by way of explanation taken from a comment I posted on the blog:

http://injusticebydesign.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/why-dont-americans-revolt/

The people who want a revolt are the same people who petitioned the government to secede from the union when Obama was sworn in as our president. Now, I hate the SOB too, but not for their reasons. That group has always been vocal and up-in-arms because they want NO government. Many of the Libertarians are happier than a pig in slop because of this government shutdown because they see it as testament that the show can go on without government all up in their business.

On the other hand, there was no mass protest when the WIC(Women, Infants & Children)program was defunded. There was no mass protest when Head Start was defunded. There was no mass protest when the Federal workers were furloughed. There was no mass protest when Housing Choice Vouchers were not released and people remained homeless. There was no mass protest even when millions of seniors and disabled people were thrown under this debt ceiling crisis bus and those people would suffer the most, next to the WIC recipients and the homeless. And if you look on the front page of MSN, you will see that a child standing before the gates of a closed zoo is what is considered the ultimate disturbing photo that went viral, not a photo of a senior citizen weeping over how he/she is going to eat and purchase meds, not a photo of a poor, working mother crying anxiously over her hungry baby because of the loss of WIC and certainly not a photo of a homeless person staring up at what would have been their home, had not the government shutdown.

I have heard more anguish being poured out over the closing of Federal parks than I have heard over any of the really serious issues that have been created by this government shutdown mess. Like I always say, I despair of us!

And next up we have another comment that I made on another blog which resonates with the point that I am trying to make here.

Seriously? Did others not of a dark skin pigmentation think that they would never feel the wrath of the aristocracy? It was only a matter of time before they would ‘turn on their own’. The Indians have been all but wiped out, the Black people are either shooting each other to death over drug turf wars because of abject poverty, disenfranchisement and a lack of jobs due to racism and as if that isn’t enough, they are incarcerated by the millions. So, now they have been dealt with and people seriously thought that it would cease with them? It is quite obvious that no one was paying attention to the Sunday morning sermon about “I am my brother’s keeper.”

We now have an entire world in chaos, poverty, war, strife, bedlam and pandemonium and there is not a thing that we can do about it. This mess has been allowed to go on for far too long and now that it’s hit the fan, there are those who are in shock. Well, too bad, so sad. That is what we get when we do not look out, nor care for one another. When we have the mindset of “I’ve got mine, to heck with you and yours,” then this is exactly why we are at this point!

On every continent on this planet, people have warred with one another, whether it was over land or religion or ethnicity, and it continues. We take from each other and destroy this planet, piece by piece in the process and then we have the unmitigated gall to wonder how we came to this? I do not wonder. I know why. Though some have kept their grasping hands within the confines of their own continent or country, others have ventured beyond their own borders to steal and kill from others and rape the people and the assets of their land. People have been confiscating the property of others since the history of man can be traced. Why should it stop now? How can it stop now? Yes, we will point to some little island with a few hundred thousand people and hold them up as a shining example that we can stop the powers that be in their tracks, but if we really think that this can be accomplished among those who would rather destroy someone because of the color of their skin, than come together, who are we kidding? When throughout all of the mess that has been caused with the shutdown of the U.S. government and we can point to a picture of a child standing before the locked gates of a zoo and say, “this is the REAL atrocity of this shutdown, then we truly are sick, pitiful, hopeless, stupid and deranged and most definitely hell bent on staying that way!

But hey! THE most important thing is that, a child can’t go to the zoo! The sad fact is that the child is already in the zoo, it’s called, “the planet!”

A World Of Debt

ball-and-chain 2

 

I have turned purple and I have turned blue.

And still, I cannot get through to you.

What more is left for me to say?

Nothing changes from day to day.

 

The time for action will pass us by.

I wring my hands but my eyes are dry.

Face set in stone, teeth are clenched.

Throat muscles tight; nostrils are pinched.

 

For the day of reckoning, I am prepared.

With nothing to lose; why should I be scared?

Our freedoms are gone and justice is dead.

Liberty resides in a padlocked shed.

 

Take my hand; do not let it go.

Together we stand against our foe.

We will not lean and we will not fall.

We have heard the cry; we must heed the call.

 

How did we get so much in debt?

Those who would own us will soon collect.

Do you really want to become their slave?

Whose debt has a banker ever forgave?

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

A Mighty Empire Crumbles

When a mighty empire crumbles

A mighty empire crumbles as the peasants all revolt.

The anger of the gods struck like a lightning bolt.

It seared the massive capitol, exposed the bags of gold.

The world watched in awe as this was once foretold.

That evil’s reign would end as the poor would find their voice.

Those weary souls rose up; they knew they had no choice.

They had to stop the beast and right was on their side.

A movement slowly formed; pushed by a rising tide.

Their fury was unleashed and the dam did overflow.

There were those who saw this coming so many years ago.

They stood as one together and faced their common threat.

Not one thought of surrender, it was time to go to bat.

Never did they flinch, nor retreat in mortal fear.

The armor of the righteous was their only battle gear.

They never gave up hope and their course was true and steady.

The time for change is ripe; and yes, we will be ready.

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

Follow Me!

follow me

Soon winter will begin to rear its snowy head

and I will heave a sigh; it’s the season that I dread.

 

Not because I hate the snow and not because of ice.

We pay tribute to the gods with a homeless sacrifice.

 

I’ve carried many a sign that named some homeless soul.

Who died for lack of care; and for whom the bell will toll.

 

They’re put out on the streets and told to sink or swim,

they’ll only get a thought over turkey, we will trim.

 

As the holidays approach, we’ll volunteer our time,

then off to hearth and home to quickly shed the grime.

 

I’m told to keep my spirits up and scream a battle cry.

I scream it for the homeless; who from the cold will die.

 

There are days when like a battery, I am fully energized

And then there are the days when I’ve often agonized,

over how we came to this and where do we go from here.

Pick up the torch and join me; ignore the ones who jeer.

 

There are those who are imprisoned and will never see their home.

I pick up the torch for you; it’s as heavy as a tome.

 

Pick up a torch and follow me; this is no time to rest.

The world must know we care and that a heart beats in our chest.

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

The Sad, But Undeniable Truth

broken people

Recently, I wrote a poem, “Join The Movement.” The purpose behind my writing that poem was to galvanize those of us who are suffering, those of us who see the suffering of others, those of us who are tired of war, into action. I wrote that poem because we are being literally scared to death. Many of us are terrified of even protesting. Why? Because we have seen the brutality unleashed by our government’s mafia brutes, otherwise known as the police force and let us not forget, the military. The people who ARE the police, who ARE the military are our relatives, our neighbors and yet, they would ‘put us down’ without hesitation when commanded to do so. Without them onboard, we are doomed. That is the truth.

Another sad truth is that corporations and our government know us so well, because our every move has been monitored, everything from what we purchase, to where we eat, to where we sleep, to even our health care providers. This was not some spur-of-the-moment decision. This was a thoroughly well crafted and well executed, years in the making, grand scheme to get us to where we are now. Despite the technology at our finger tips, there is no way that we can galvanize the worker bees, the drudging drones, the abject poor, the broken and weary masses to do what needs to be done because many are just too weak and too far gone to even raise their voice in protest. The ‘lords’ have done their homework and it is paying off, big time!

I realize that there are those of you who want to believe that at this point in time, we are going to strike back and take back what has been stripped from us while we were looking elsewhere. Please, take a minute and look around you. People are doing the same thing today that they did yesterday and they will continue to do this until they exist no more. They have accepted that things are as they are and that is the way they are going to be. Meanwhile, our government, run by corporations, is showing us that there is a lot more suffering and anguish ahead and what’s more, they are telling us in no uncertain terms, that there is not a goddamn thing that we can do to stop them because they know that THIS time, things have gotten too bad for too many and the will to thrive and not merely survive has been crushed.

Many people have been deluded into think that we have stopped the bombing of Syria. No, we have not. It has been postponed. Make no mistake, another reason for blowing up Syria will be contrived. The same was done when this government wanted to control the oil rich Middle East, and it was contrived by blowing up the Twin Towers and to this very day, a majority of Americans hate the Muslims and anyone who even remotely has Middle Eastern ties. Those people did us no harm, you can thank your government for the deaths of those 3,000 people. If you look through the annals of history, you will find that this government has never flinched when it came to inflicting torture, never flinched when it came to mass killings, never flinched when it came to using chemical weapons on its own citizens, so why do you think that this government would flinch at killing 3,000 of its own citizens to further its agenda? Who benefited from the invasion of Iraq? Who benefited from the invasion of Afghanistan?

How many of us seriously and truly believe that we will one day wake up and collectively say, “enough is enough!” My vote is on the twelfth of never because right now, those who do not care about each other far outnumber those who do and I just read yesterday that a ‘white supremacy’ group is trying to purchase every building in a small town in North Dakota to set up a ‘white’s only’ town. Really? With this much hate, we are going to speak as one against those who would destroy us all? We have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting people to put aside their differences, their biases, their hatred of one another to come together for the good of all people. That snowball doesn’t stand a chance when people hate each other more than they hate those who are trying to destroy each and every one of us, one by one. We fail to realize that when one of us dies, it is then time for the ‘lords’ to turn their attention onto the next until like a puff of smoke, another one, gone. We are ‘tribal’ by nature as some would say and when we see one tribe wiped out, that does not dismay us. We will simply take what was once theirs, that is until another more powerful tribe swoops in and claims it for themselves. History has shown that those who are weakened are easily overcome. History has also shown that those whose weapons are inferior are easily overcome. Remember the people who are native to America? Remember the slaves who were dragged from Africa? We have been weakened to the point where we are for the most part, broken. How many homeless people can stand up and face down government forces? How many hungry people have the strength to even play a pretend ‘Hunger Games’? How many of us are willing to go the distance, do whatever it takes to put an end to the ‘lords’ rule over us? Who will put their needs aside for the needs of the many? Who will pay the ultimate sacrifice? Yes, I realize that there are people like Chelsea Manning who is sitting in a prison cell at this very moment for exposing war crimes, torture, hypocrisy and lies done in our name by the United States government. Edward Snowden is in exile in Russia because he exposed the massive secret surveillance system, the NSA that our government has been using to monitor our every move. The problem is that even with this knowledge we now have about what our government is capable of, we have only murmured and grumbled among ourselves. We have not roared our outrage. We have done nothing. Millions of us should be outside the prison where Chelsea Manning is being held, demanding her release. But we’re not. So, what good did it do Chelsea Manning to sacrifice herself so that we would have the knowledge that we have and yet, do nothing. Oh, we preach about the wrongs and we preach about rising to the occasion but, it always ends with the question. When?

Do we not have our computers, our smartphones, our huge high definition televisions, our vehicles that can anticipate an accident before it even happens. Now that last one might just blow your mind when you realize that since the ‘lords’ have this technology, the technology to ‘anticipate’ what is going to happen BEFORE it even happens, who then holds the ‘trump’ cards, certainly not ‘We the People’.

If I thought that it would do any good or be of any use whatsoever, I would write a million poems urging a call for action, to ‘join the movement’, but would it do any good? Actually, I think that I have answered my own question and THAT is the sad, but undeniable truth!

The Devolution of Evolution

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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.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

Join The Movement!

globalization

When the parasites have sucked us dry and evil rules the day,

we’ll turn upon each other as the ‘Hunger Games’, we’ll play.

One by one, we’ll be picked off; the lords will slap their thigh.

The ruling class will drool as they watch the peasants die.

We need no drummer’s beat, this is no marching band.

No dress rehearsal needed, the final act is planned.

Before the day is done, will our numbers shrink or gain?

Or will the movement grow just like a spreading stain?

Fear is not our friend, it’s the enemy don’t you see?

They want us to give up, and never to be free.

Some have lost it all, they’re hollow-eyed and gaunt.

Others lie in graves; their spirit’s on the haunt.

Need we all succumb to the lords’ decree for us?

When they throw a hungry victim underneath another bus.

The battle will be long and there is no way to know

if we will be victorious in vanquishing our foe.

There soon will be no option as it all comes to a head.

Either we engage the enemy or we will join the dead.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland