“Hear our words.” Cry those we’ve given power.
“Hear our message divinely evoked.
We’re the ones you picked to lead forward.
Listen closely, heed the wisdom we speak.”
“Heed not.” The empowered sternly warn us.
“Those who dare question the gospel we preach.
Dismiss with all malice, any message that differs
or actions that would cause you to think.”
“Stand against” Warn the despots who lead us.
“Quell against all we’re against.
We’re the ones who’s words always matter
Especially when they are speaking the truth.”
“Enemy!” Is the clarion call.
When compassionate dissension
suggests peaceful solutions
and threatens to shatter control, tightly held.
“Attack and destroy.” The leaders command.
“Any who would stand in our way.
We’re in control, don’t ever forget that
Now go, and do what we say.”
“It’s your fault.” Wail the once august leaders.
“Look at the destruction you wrought.
You failed us, and left us bereft.
Take the blame, as you justly deserve.
Silence from those we gave power
Gone, those we foolishly ignored
We are left to pick up the pieces
Of a world we nearly destroyed.