I am sick and tired of this constant blaming
and targeting of the poor, the dispossessed,
the victims of the wars without end.
The deliberate shaming,
of those who cannot respond.

Some people are basically, lazy.
It takes effort to discover
the truth behind the headlines.
Many people make the effort,
so there is still some hope,
but so many others just feed their
prejudicial hunger
on the propaganda merchants bait,
and wind themselves up into a frenzy
of ignorance fuelled fear and hate.

This is how those behind the wars
and the creation of the problems
they leave us all to face,
maintain their power base.

(c) Copyright 2016 Tom Higgins

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Amanda holds an M.A. in History. She loves well-written poetry and romance novels. Amanda has 2 cats and a 3-year-old son.
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