Alfred Barna


We Must Take The World


The banks and corporations
Can't afford for the people to think
They hand out all the portions
Of aspartame to chew and drink
The cheapest workers that slave
Make the greatest profits for the global players
HFCS and fluoride digs the grave
For the military industrial complex slayers
Win or lose, matters not
Profits are greater to destroy, then to rebuild
Fortunes of the elite never rot
They always grow when many are killed

Order out of chaos is grander
When you own the media molding propaganda
Displays of shock and awe, mesmerizing
How then like cultists, they begin proselytizing - give us your freedoms and rights
We shall protect you from the wolves that prowl
Give us your sons and daughters for our fights
Or our enemies shall make us throw in the towel
Yet if we wake up and realize the enemies are in the centers of power
They want to create a clash of civilizations
The worst thieves are in the political pulpits, and the ivory tower
Hoping to fool the common people of the nations
We must take the world from men, who are mad, make it right
We must take the world from men, who are sad, make it light


In all the cities and all the nations
We have to see history, and learn from what went before
Not through myopic lenses of former stations
Who among us has reaped anything from death and war?
We cannot allow ourselves to kill over mere thoughts and ideas
Let's not kill for poets, priests, or politicians plans
We can only work together, but only if we choose to open ears
Then will the fate of the world truly be within our hands
We should be allowed to stand for what we believe
But not allowed to butcher those who also have a right to disagree
This is how we advance ourselves, so we can conceive
Not tortured inside a technological shell; virtual is not reality

There is no moral high ground in vanity
Let us stop the men who tell us, only we know humanity
Men who claim torture is good, when we torture
How then like cultist, they begin with the forfeiture - give us your freedoms and rights
We shall protect you from the wolves that prowl
Give us your sons and daughters for our fights
Or our enemies shall make us throw in the towel
Yet if we wake up and realize the enemies are in the centers of power
They want to create a clash of civilizations
The worst thieves are in the political pulpits, and the ivory tower
Hoping to fool the common people of the nations
We must take the world from men, who are mad, make it right
We must take the world from men, who are sad, make it light

Submitted: Sunday, September 08, 2013
Edited: Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Dedicated to Aaron Swartz

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  • Khairul Ahsan (10/16/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    This poem has the potentials of awakening a sleeping nation.
    'Fortunes of the elite never rot
    They always grow when many are killed'
    Absolutely true!
    'We shall protect you from the wolves that prowl
    Give us your sons and daughters for our fights'
    That's what they say before waging a war.
    'Yet if we wake up and realize the enemies are in the centers of power
    They want to create a clash of civilizations
    The worst thieves are in the political pulpits, and the ivory tower
    Hoping to fool the common people of the nations
    We must take the world from men, who are mad, make it right
    We must take the world from men, who are sad, make it light'
    Yeah, that's the way!
    'There is no moral high ground in vanity
    Let us stop the men who tell us, only we know humanity'
    If it were done previously, we would not have lost so many lives, precious lives, precious to the near and dear ones of the demised, and destroyed so many families, creating millions of destitute who lost everything they had!
    Kudos to the poet for such a wonderful venture! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (9/16/2013 7:53:00 AM)

    A very potent and powerful write. You have expressed your emotions
    with such force. We must make the world a better place. Each of us
    can take a part in this endeavor. All of us have a responsibility.
    Very good. (Report) Reply

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