Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What About Common Sense?

Common sense is not so common these days.

Tax money goes to senseless wars, no question asked,
but health care for all, that's another story . . .
why should 'I' pay for them who can't even hold a job?
Climate keeps on changing, and we are starting to see
more famines,  more floods, more hurricanes,
still, many continue to question the scientific truth.
Monsanto goes crazy with GMOs,
big oil companies continue their evil work,
and we forego our privilege of choice as consumers.
Young black men go to prison for some weed,
they deserve it, it's against the law,
meanwhile rich white guys appropriate billions, unpunished.
Birthers insist on all babies being born,
they also say young moms should be on their own,
never mind our already overpopulated planet . .
Bridges, tunnels, roads, our whole infrastructure 
is crumbling down slowly but surely,
and nothing's being done to fix it.
Science and art no more in our schools,
we are raising a generation
of uninformed citizens and unqualified workers.
Baby boomers are turning sixty five,
Medicare is running out, old age homes are too few
and not quite up to par, let us bury our heads in the sand.
We are going solo in a hurry, thirty percent of households,
yes, and deluding ourselves into thinking
'having MY space' is where it's at.
MacDonald's business is booming,
we can't get enough fast food, and we need to have bands
inserted into our stomach, or else we may die.
From one extreme to the other,
photoshopped models on the cover of Vogue
incite young girls to self-induced starvation.
We have gone out of our mind,
and we can't seem to be able to stop,
what shall it take?

Common sense may be our most precious commodity.

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