People and Protocol

People and Protocol

A Poem by StormeLight

So many people hurting


Crying and screaming on the floor


Trudging through total disaster


How did we end up in this war?


Do we love our protocol


More than the people next door?


What cost will we keep paying


As we watch everyone in pain


A little voice inside says,


It’s okay, its not me


Well its not you yet


But soon it will be


If you will only fight for yourself


What will happen if that’s all you have?


Banging down your door


Dragging you across the floor


Who will fight for you then?


When it was you who didn’t take a stand


Saying,


“It’s not me,”


“It’s not me,”


“I don’t have to worry.”


Now you have little choice


As the new leaders bring you to your knees


Numb to your pleadings,


Because you said,


“It’s okay,”


“It’s not me.”

© 2021 StormeLight


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oh but one does have a choice, wars aren't usually fought alone, unless it is your own personal war!
wonderful, insightful read

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True, we do, even if it takes us awhile to see what those choices are, it is about the war we are al.. read more

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Added on October 3, 2021
Last Updated on October 3, 2021
Tags: poem, poetry, fear, pain, hope, love, freedom, politics, political, government, corruption, propaganda

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StormeLight
StormeLight

Orem, UT



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