Who will awaken us all …

Once upon a time was the age of the knife,
a time where disease and rumors ran rife ..
where you had almost no control over your life,
which always resulted in endless strife …

We have progressed a lot since then ,
the age of the knife gave way to the age of the pen,
to the masses, it seemed to be a good omen,
but we are still dancing to the whims of a few men…

The cause of this conflict is the quest to rule,
and the men in power spare no fool …
the common man is just another tool,
to carry out their commands like a mule…

To those of you who may not yet know,
that there are people who eagerly sow,
the seeds of violence that deal a harsh blow,
to the common man – that poor fellow…

His only truth is what he sees and hears,
some word of mouth that reaches his ears,
or some breaking news that strokes his fears,
that the day of reckoning slowly nears …

“they” are the enemy who is cruel and bold,
who will also kill you before you get old …
“they” have killed your people , he is told ,
until he is brainwashed and completely sold …

how can the common man pry open his eyes,
and see before him the boundless skies,
that show a far grander picture than the pitiful cries,
of people wanting him to fight and pay a price …

Hate will only beget hate ,
and we all are to blame for the present state,
As always, it is never too late ,
to shun all violence and start a clean slate …

Who will take up this quest to awaken us all,
Who will throw down their weapons and heed this call…
Who will expose those in power and storm their hall,
Who will bear this burden but still stand proud and tall…