M. Linda Steffey


POWERS THAT BE
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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POWERS THAT BE
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

How do you mend
The holes in the sky
Caused by your rockets
Red glare?
And how do you bring
Back the creature extinct?
Or do you even care?

How do you allow
Children starving to death
While you sit on fat rears
At a game?
And governments kill millions
In their silly wars and show
Not a morsel of shame!

And earth's air and sky
Are a poison soup and so
Are the oceans and streams
And beautiful animals are
Slaughtered for fun and
Whales harpooned as they
Scream!!!!

And how do the rich live in
Great castle homes
When millions of people
Have none?
And they don't give a thought
To the poor of the world
And to them, what the rich have
Done!!

How can you rob indigenous people
Taking their land and its' gold?
Stealing their women and making
A fortune.. for the sex slave..they
Are sold!!!

And robbing the earth
Of its' animal worth
Smuggling their heads and skin..
To make fast money on markets black
Would you do it to your own kin??

Or have you no heart?
Do you even shed tears?
Do you even have a soul?
When all life is gone and
You're alone on this earth...
Then I ask you what next is
Your goal??!!.....

(c) M. Linda Steffey 2009