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Message from the Poet

Some important people say proud words and do prideful things.
They do not seem to care about the damage that ensues.
If you are one of these people,
This poem is for you.

Rarely unique, we are mainly the same.
But you don't want to be part of a group;
You don't want to play a role;
All you really want is to be in control.

But when you get hurt, you cry, "I'm a victim."
"My pain is caused by someone being inhumane."
But your actions cause the masses so much pain.
How can you rationalize the insane?

In the world, we are socially conscious and fully awake.
It took a pandemic, global warming, wars, inequality,
famine, tornadoes and earthquakes.
Hurry, we have meaningful decisions to make,
Don't let useless debates decide our fate.
We, the people, can not afford to make a needless mistake, just for your ego's sake.

You exclaim that, "it wasn't me" or "I'm sorry."
But that's not a magic wand,
And things can't go back to how they used to be,
Before you did that selfish deed.
Stop enjoying my perspicacity and listen to me.
I am just a nobody, like Emily.

I have not won a moral argument yet, so
I appeal to your intellect.
Your material gains, many times,
Keeps you in a state of repine.

Things do not make you better or different.
And the masses are not always diffident.
We just do not always rebel against your arrogance.
Watch what your prideful deeds do.
Heaven, the world and I thank you.

You may have never known it,
Without the message from the Poet.

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Written on November 13, 2021

Submitted by i12love on November 13, 2021

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