Leaders Have Failed Us
Compassion could surely be
given out more freely,
just when our abused planet
needs an urgent lifeline.
Instead, we have egotists,
who spin their many tales.
Inventing their own twisted
and tired green storyline.
Proclamations of great change
an oath to do so much more.
Although these leaders, slyly
never explain the methods how.
Complex, but empty speeches
dressed in worthy promises.
Keeping the façade alive and well:
the sick joke that they care now.
Forty years too late, perhaps more,
we hear the minimum of measures.
While we witness rivers poisoned,
insects sprayed out of existence.
Fires left to burn delicate heathlands,
destroying the fabric of the earth.
Despite the wisdom of the experts,
sounding the alarm, there’s resistance.
We want people who we can trust,
yet these liars-at-large betray our
faith at every crucial moment.
Taking us wholly for granted.
But young people stand up for
their future, which is in the grip
of those non-leaders. A fight in
youthful hearts duly planted.
The damaged world is not the only
worry on the minds of honest humans,
a creeping sense of injustice
trickles then overflows to the fore.
Corruption, greed, gaslighting
all made real by the populist
governments. Being challenged
by the best of us, they’re hard to ignore.
Everyone who can and everyone who
yearns for more than this chaos,
is required now to speak up and with a
pressure that is one valid voice.
Shaking the creaky foundations of all
this false governance to the ground.
Leaving those who are in
charge with no other choice… They MUST listen.
You may guess I'm incensed about the world issues from these verses that I've written, but I am positive that with many people taking action we can get things done together! Thanks for taking the time to read my work - let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.