politicians businessmen bankers corporate heads media-as-P.R.-reps-
for-the-Machine train each new generation of slack jawed morons
to acquiesce to submit to kill or be killed for the sake of pathological
delusions of God and country and to be controlled like zombies
to do the bidding of the long-foretold and finally arrived Big Brother
welcomed like a lost-lost Uncle Sam
and none of this trite pontificating matters
let society at large go back to hell where it belongs
I too believe 'keep things as they are for the sake of the Lord'
but for me that means honoring the earth and all creatures on it
honoring it preserving it doing right by it
what kind of foolish outcast does that make me?
one that has always gone his own way and passed others
like me few and too far between
we are few and they are too many
but the earth still yields its bounty but more sparingly
as the herds graze and exhaust the land
I've always been out here and so in weary regret
sit this apocalypse out
mourning the sweetness that has passed and
praising the sweetness to come
as each with his load sinks to the earth
and our replacements duke it out in some future dispensation
Content (c) 2008-2010 Philip Milito.