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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Change is going to come some how

Change is going to come some way

Change is going to come some day

But that day is not today

'Cos today, we are the masters of our own fate

The weavers of our own bait

Enemies at our own gate

So still we keep a date

With poverty and corruption

Unforgivable self-delusion

Confessions and absolution

With no real intention to stop

With no intention to stop

But why should you?

Your uncle is a senator

And with his fine-flowing signature

He sustains your recurrent expenditure

After all, he IS a legislator

And you know that we do not know

How much we pay to sustain him

So why should we stop?

Why should we change?

And if we should change

Why change now?

For you see,

Change may come some how

Change may come some way

Change may come some day

But that day is not today

'Cos today, we're about to come into our own

Today, we're about to sit on our throne

Power to the people – if the people are us

Ours is a government for us, by us!

So when you talk of change, know you walk alone

When the revolution comes, it will be televised

But we, we will sit at home

Critiquing, politicking, conscience cold as ice

And so

The fire of youth is deadened by the reality of truth

That we do not wish to suffer pain

Yet in us we crave for gain

But how can we eat of the fruit if we do not climb the tree?

How can we climb the tree and not scrape a knee?

And how can we scrape a knee if we do not go uncovered?

If we do not go naked; if we do not discover

That the ones we hurt

When we betray trust

That the ones who bleed

The very ones we curse

That the ones whose lives are torn away by us

Are the ones we do the worst harm – Us?


incoherent said...

yes o! change is going to come! ...but i'm only saying that cuz my uncle isnt a senator :(

Muse said...

@incoherent: hehehehehe! let us wait a year then, and see what you put up here!

Miriam said...

Possible reply from those you want changed:

Why should I change some more?
I've changed from the bus to the BMWs
I've changed from the slum to the suburbs.
I've changed from the village vintage shop to Valentino boutiques.

So why should I change some more?
And if I should change
Why change now?

(PS the views expressed do not represent the views of the commenter.)