Jeffrey Thomas Bishop


Jeffrey Thomas Bishop Poems

1. Insight 11/27/2007
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Insight

I stood at the peak of civilization,
Looking down at the ignorant masses
Huddled below me, hungry for money,
Sex, power, and security. Yet it evades them still.

I've watched youths of strength and courage,
Break down under the stress of their own minds
Worried that tomorrow might leave them
Starving and cold. Unable to fulfill their desires.

I’ve seen old men of power, crooked and bent
Under the load of their financial machine,
Generating rewards that far exceed their needs
Yet they cling to what they have and are hungry for more.

I’ve ...

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