A Galactic Warning

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Hello! Hello, Planet Earth. Is anyone receiving this call?
We’re watching you and warning that you’re heading for a fall.

You need to look around yourselves or are you deaf and blind,
the society you are building is a nightmare one you’ll soon find.

Your world is getting crazier and so much more unfair each day
it is heading on a backwards course in a feudal kind of way --

where the property and the mass of people belong to the super-rich;
the corporations and companies buying all the property to which

the people are beholden, they pay inflated rent and cannot buy
and must obey by the rules – you don’t need me to tell you why.

They’re millionaires and billionaires – they are like the landed gentry,
grabbing everything they can get when there really should be plenty

for everyone to be comfortable and to live in relative ease,
instead of being told just who they need to please.

Society is now a business project – one that’s run on profit and on loss;
all the big-wigs in their fortresses, they really couldn’t give a toss

to the plight of the average person as they struggle to pay their way --
the rich are just looking to themselves, making sure that they’re okay.

And some of you couldn't be bothered to vote,
even though your future's on the line, such a sad note.

The very one's who should've, couldn't be bothered, or didn't want to vote,
even though it looks to us like you may have just cut your throats.

We're ahead of you, by what seems like a million years,
even though it's a lot less, but we've learned not to let our fears

rein over us, 'cause then you'll be scared and blinded
to the truth, don't let these things win and be so close-minded.

We're just interested observers of what not to do,
not if we let reason and knowledge lead us and rule.

As one planet to another, stop, think about what you're doing,
think about all the useless hate and fear you're accruing.

Submitted: November 20, 2016

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This is a collaboration between Hullabaloo22 and myself

 

Galactic Warning

 

Hello! hello, Planet Earth. Is anyone receiving this call?

We’re watching you and warning that you’re heading for a fall.


 

You need to look around yourselves, or are you deaf and blind,

the society you are building is a nightmare one you’ll soon find.


 

Your world is getting crazier and so much more unfair each day,

it is heading on a backwards course in a feudal kind of way --

 

where the property and wealth belong to the super-rich;

the corporations and companies buying all the property to which

 

the people are beholden, they pay inflated rent and cannot buy

and must obey by the rules – you don’t need me to tell you why.


 

They’re millionaires and billionaires – they are like the landed gentry,

grabbing everything they can get when there really should be plenty


 

for everyone to be comfortable and to live in relative ease,

instead of being told just who they need to please.


 

Society is now a business project – one that’s run on profit and on loss;

all the big-wigs in their fortresses, they really couldn’t give a toss


 

to the plight of the average person as they struggle to pay their way --

the rich are just looking out for themselves, making sure that they’re okay.


 

And some of you couldn't be even bothered to vote,

even though your future's on the line, such a sad note.


 

And the very one's who should, couldn't be bothered, or didn't want to,

even though it looks to us like you may have just cut your throats, do


 

you see, we're ahead of you, by what seems like a million years,

even though it's a lot less, but we've learned not to let our fears


 

rein over us, 'cause then you'll be scared and blinded

to the truth, don't let these things win and be so close-minded.


 

We're just interested observers of what not to do,

not if we let reason and knowledge lead, unlike you.


 

As one planet to another, stop, think about what you're doing,

think about all the useless hate and fear you're accruing.


 


 



 


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