Fading. (Poem)

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Fading. (Poem)

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it’s reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” Abraham Lincoln

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Present from past, do you not glance back in regret?
For the rise was eclipsed by overpowering sunsets,
Coast to coast, East has now settled to West,
Cunningly conjured by oppressors that speak of oppressed.

Telling of freedom, were they not the ones who created the cage?
Telling of savages, were they not those who provoked to enrage?
Telling of security, but who is it history shows pose the biggest threat?
Telling of poverty, yet who is it that holds the key to the debts?

Policies not honest, claims of days that slavery was abolished,
While African homes still forced into and trampled in conquest,
Splitting nations while corporations are in every desert and forest,
People debate but behind closed doors elitists feed off discontent.

Stories foretold of how the masses erode to their eventual destruction,
Slithering serpents, do moral and core values hold nothing?
When collective hopes were broken by mirages on television,
Leaving people to orbit the earth, heads rebounding in collision.

Dreams of freedom dictated by those who had taken it from us,
Expanding corporations, leaving a future to stare back in futility.
In every exploitation, unjust trade and commerce,
Rest owners who snare at the face of humility.

For rich nations and cultures were robbed and stolen by vultures,
Now all are left to chase a pit of manufactured mirages and dreams.
Real models moulded to superficially appeasing sculptures,
But hope shall never fade…for the truth will succeed.

“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. They are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes.” Abraham Lincoln

“Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit” President Andrew Jackson, 1824.

“I would rather earn 1% off 100 people’s efforts than 100% off my own efforts.” JD Rockerfeller

 

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