The Ladder

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I climbed the highest ladder,
To see what I could see;
I saw my fellow countrymen,
Living in poverty

I climbed up even higher,
As I grazed open skies;
I saw murder, death and bloodshed,
Before my very eyes

I saw a ruling power,
The middle-class shrank to poor;
I saw wars and powerful conflicts,
Standing at our doors

I saw hungry children,
Here, on our native soil;
I saw the rich become richer,
Thriving on the wealth of oil

I saw separate entities,
Like thieves in the night;
They stole away our liberty,
To strengthen their own might

I saw those who fought in wars,
Though victory spells defeat;
Many were welcomed heroes,
Now homeless on the streets

I climbed above the highest clouds,
Beyond where eagles soar;
I saw social security fade away,
No healthcare for the poor

I saw drugs pollute our communities,
While terrorists stalked their prey;
Children had no love for their elders,
Sunny skies turned a darkened gray

I saw changes in power,
Though no changes in government rule;
Technology feasted on the obsolete,
Our economy stolen by fools

I saw fewer days of promise,
Many days of pain;
The poor are expendable fragments,
Millions are dying in vain

I climbed up, as far as I could go,
My head pierced the deepest galaxy;
I saw the oppressed in the arms of our Father,
The Ruler of peace and prosperity
Monday, December 14, 2009
Achim Wollscheid 14 December 2009
This is so sad, but it is beautifully composed. There is so much truth in this poem, and I want to thank you for sharing =)
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