A Mother's Awakening
As I watch my children play, my heart is simply breaking,
You see, their innocence makes them blissfully unaware of the poor choices society is making.
Human beings divided and indoctrinated with hate,
Turning a blind eye while our neighbor struggles to buy food to fill up their plate.
We live in a world where we have more waste than most of us see,
More vacant homes than homeless, more food than we could ever possibly eat.
A world where the color of one's skin predetermines their path,
Where racism exists, the shedding of innocent blood too often the aftermath.
Education is a commodity denied to those who lack the ability to pay,
Future generations suffer, the inequality is simply too great.
Shaming single mothers who may need a helping hand
to get back on her feet without the help of a man.
Everything is driven by power and greed,
We're conditioned to discriminate against those who are in need.
We live in a world where religion has turned cruel,
Where you're condemned to Hell if you don't follow some antiquated rules.
Striving for a Christ-like existence is a slippery slope,
Caring for the less fortunate is ridiculed, just look at Bernie or the Pope.
If you're gay, you're less than human, you don't deserve equal rights,
Even though love won, my son's safety is still at risk if he walks alone at night.
Our food is being poisoned, our health is declining,
Simply to line the pockets of corporate bigwigs who delight in their lying.
A child can be prescribed opiates, which lead to heroin and death,
But a harmless plant with many benefits is denied to them. Where is the sense?!
Our natural resources depleting, we're destroying our planet,
Big money wins, sustainability fails at the ballots.
They keep us divided, distract us with pointless fluff,
Keep us entertained, and no one says "Enough is enough!"
All the while, the state of humanity continues to silently shatter, ,
Apathy wins out over things that truly matter.
As a mother this scares me, this brings fear and sorrow.
If we ignore all these problems, how can we offer a better tomorrow?
It's going to take the voices of many to create a real solution,
Who's going to join me? We need a revolution.
In a world where free-thinking is frowned upon, I've finally learned
to challenge a system that's broken. I'm feeling the Bern.