All the battles that rage around us
hands of the clock never stop
and we step forward
with the hope and promise
that what we believe to be true
is coming from a higher power
and not just the back pocket
of some man with a plan
and a fetish for fame and fortune –
or what ever else is twisted around our fate.
We walk the walk and talk the talk
bury our children from generation to generation
draped in a flag of one nation under God –
…while we praise and hail Mary
giving us the power of choice – our right to vote
For whom the bell tolls is a question we won’t ask
because it cannot be un-rung and each name is etched in stone.
As Einstein said, “…insanity is doing the same thing
over and over expecting different results…”
Do you feel free yet?
© 2016 Trilby Yates