long before the final war
when forests were still green
and the waters in the rivers
there was an age of wisdom
when a sage made his debut
teaching people the right thing to do
he appeared before young and old
and those that were smart
soon did as they were told
he gave them laws to live by
but these laws they chose to defy
and the sage went back into the sky
and mankind discovered the horror of war
and nothing was the same anymore
arrogant humans have a tendency
to ignore animal philosophy
which is rooted in nature
and it’s abundancy
where there’s no need
no unwritten law
no political party to follow
no lies to swallow
with animal philosophy
to live in harmony
have you ever wondered what will grow on Mars someday
when mankind lands on the planet’s harsh red clay?
in a distant future where humans can go anyplace
and are masters of planet-hopping in space
the alien landscapes will provide a place to grow
food and plants for any aficionado
the planet’s inhabitants teaching humans about their geography
opening up the doors to communication and community
imagine then a time of peace
lasting for eternity
the people who spend their time really communicating
are taking an important path towards eliminating hating
learning to have a successful conversation
is the way to reinvigorate a polarized nation
it’s important young and old listen to one another
instead of stepping on words disrespecting the other
for civility to return to our divided society
we need to call out destructive impropriety
It needs to stop
Everyone needs to listen
Then we can talk
do you ever get criticized for what you eat?
or dressing sloppy and not being neat?
then you’re probably feeling the heat
from the critics in your life and on the street
our hopes and our desires are fragile things
that need nurturing, not a critics barbed stings
using words like weapons and their voices like slings
critics treat your ideals and habits like verbal playthings
but you can make sure the your critics don’t succeed
when they talk trash about you, pay them no heed
be the master of your own ship and don’t concede
to naysayers and enemies who only want to mislead
we’re all going to feel heat along our chosen way
how we stand up to our detractors determines our day
we’re all different and have a variety of games we play
in essence, life is too damn short not to have your say!
it’s been plain to see
from sea-to-shining sea
America has become an idiocracy
instead of a democracy
oh say, can you see…
the dumbing down of our society?
our president’s notoriety?
the partisan impropriety?
someday historians will agree
this was a dark time in our history
our saving grace, we love to be free
we believe in social equality
and in the Constitution’s guarantee
the very foundation of this country
The homeless man cries out “Pay attention to me” to a passerby that cannot see his misery!
The dictator demands “Pay attention to me!” or suffer indignities in spite of your pleas
Babies cries translated into “Pay attention to me!” brings good parents running instantly
When a dog barks and wags his tail happily he’s telling you to “Pay attention to me!”
Sometimes a person’s eyes reveal a hidden plea asking you to “Pay attention to me!” hopefully and silently.
The poor in the world dream of equality and ask governments ruled by the wealthy to “Pay attention to me!“
In reality we all have an angel and a devil saying “Pay attention to me!” and who we pick is who we’ll be.