I find it amazing how so many people

pay so little attention

to so many wars

considering that so many hours of their lives

are taken from them by way of so many tax dollars

so that places colonized by the west so long ago

can sacrifice so many more peasants

so the bull may continue it’s charge

from Wall Street to so many more places

with nameless streets and tired faces

where traces of humanity are kept out of sight

so that stocks may rise

with each firefight…


But I can’t keep up

and I’m too tired to fight

too tired to say ‘this isn’t right’

after working all day

and passing out exhausted at night

I know that from my sweat

other people will die

but I’m too tired to cry

too tired to ask ‘why?’







About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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