william upton

Fight - Poem by william upton

We strongly condemn the violence
While planning more diplomatic meetings
To determine possible sanctions
That won't appear overly aggressive
Regarding beheadings, genocide against Christians,
And rape, slaughter, and slavery of women and children.
We STRONGLY condemn it.
Time after time after time, we condemn it.

Government spokespuppets remind us that
'We share sympathy, and our prayers go out to the families'.
America, we are assured, 'stands shoulder to shoulder'
In solidarity with our allies in denouncing evil.

The world around us is completely on fire,
And we passively condemn and sanction and stand shoulder to shoulder.
What does it have to take for us to get off the canvas?
We used to be world champions for righting wrongs.
Now we're no more than a punch drunk club fighter
Who has lost the courage to lace up its' gloves.

You can talk and reason and sanction and condemn
Until the sands run out of the hourglass,
But we are now at critical mass,
And we had better rise to this call to arms
Before the referee gives this country
The standing 8 count.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 23, 2015

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