Wilfred Mellers

Rookie - 50 Points (March 5,1962 / Kinston, Jamaica, West Indies)

Into The Darkness Humanity Slips

Into Darkness Humanity Slips
Written by: Wilfred Mellers
Monday, August 4,2014

Gestapo's running wild
Abused minorities only child
In headlocks put a strangle hold
Breath leaves the body cold

Here now is the minute and the hour
Abuse authority of the given power
Unconditional to them a written cheque
Speak out and they may break your neck

The power that be are well aware
The power that be doesn't seem to care
The power that be turns a blind eye
The power that be wants us all to die

Conveniently how we forgot
Our downfall is the new plot
Overseers run the streets hot
Protection they give it not

Standing at the dawn of a new revolution
They have planned a new final solution
Committees drafting a new resolution
Freedom rings is a delusion

Hidden from us our contribution
Jesters conniving for us a substitution
Educate the mind for manipulation
Fabrication concocted for distribution

How long before we open our eyes
Fables made up of all their lies
Our freedom we must exercise
Turn your back to your own demise

Wasted paper written a constitution
Filled your head with an illusion
Understand the systematic confusion
Don't you see they want our conclusion?

We should have listened to Marcus Garvey
For once we had a standing army
Chastised and criticized by untruth
Suffers now the ghetto's youth

Sail away on sailing ships
Ebonies child felt their whips
As the sun the moon eclipse
Into darkness humanity slips

Submitted: Monday, August 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: revolution

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