People

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

There have been
periods of time
in history
where the people
have had power,

periods of peace
where rulers
have been peaceful,
and people have had
their say.

But now,
we, as people,
have lost our power.
We are living
in a period
of war and injustice:

Like the ancient civilizations
where despots ruled
with reigns of terror
for millennium.

14 Comments

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14 responses to “People

  1. sonjabingen

    Exactly what I was thinking today.

  2. Eloquently written, Ethel, in your usual gentle way. Hopefully the pendulum will swing back in the other direction before it’s too late…

  3. A poignant poem, a truthful poem, a poem to reflect on and act on through belief that respect, love, peace may prevail, Ethel. As I read the last pages of Tom’s “A Weirding Storm”, a poem that speaks to its theme, I think.

  4. eremophila

    Reblogged this on Eremophila's Musings and commented:
    Oh how true this is.

  5. Thanks for rebloging. Ethel

  6. Dark days in the U.S. (and in many other regions of the planet too.)

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