Eric Cockrell

From Greece To Rome (Conclusion) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

the majority, the 99%,
now owned by the elite!
a new tidal wave of slavery,
that feeds the wealthy,
and starves the poor!
robbed of human rights and dignity,
faceless numbers in a line.
jobless, homeless, hungry, and angry....
again, bodies on the block!

now more like Rome than Greece,
we implode on ourselves!
fires burning, storms raging,
the howl of humanity's voice...
the bloodied shores weep and tremble!
one people, many colors, battling for freedom,
we're all immigrants here!
forced to lay it all on the line,
backs against the wall,
with nothing left to lose!
from Greece to Rome,
democracy to plutocracy,
the eagle falls from
smoke filled skies!

Comments about From Greece To Rome (Conclusion) by Eric Cockrell

  • Veteran Poet - 1,920 Points Pheko Motaung (3/6/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    You carry the banner of truth! Honestly and without malice! You show the world that the few cannot and must not be allowed to trample on the rights of the majority at will! Your poems are classics no seeker after the truth and humaneness and justice dare ignore! Thank you very much for every truthfully written words your works have left a mark in my heart. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 361 Points Sharon Smith (3/6/2012 8:23:00 AM)

    Oh..What can I say! ! The passion shone through! ! Thankyou. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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