A Farewell to Decency

My friends,
I can no longer understand
The way the world is today,
Why the politics have gotten so…
It seems as if common politeness
Has given way to greed and avarice.
Farewell to the days of decency,
The care for our fellow man,
Living in the time of excess
Seems to be the goal.

Perhaps we as poets, writers,
Those who envision a world without pollution
Without hate
Strive to write
And compose until our fingers ache,
Our minds united
Raising our voices together
Until the riot is heard.

Gone are the days of kindness,
There is too much negativity,
The way it has decayed
Into the souls of those in power,
While the masses cry out
“No more”.
Farewell I say,
Revolutions are coming,
As the times change
For after the dust settles
We’ll see the sun rise,
A new beginning
With hope.

Written by wallyroo92
Author's Note
Inspired by Denise Levertov's Goodbye to Tolerance.
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