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HUMANITY

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HUMANITY

Trouble is brewing
Nations are warring
Society is disintegrating
We all need to start praying

Humanity has deserted this land
The sacrifice of the self for the whole
A now defunct creed

Injustice and avarice abound
Where the basket is never full
And envy gnaws the flesh
To the bone

The mentality and ethics of man
Has been corrupted by hypocrisy
We say what we do not believe
And live according to no creed

Celebrity is our greatest aim
A token of modern intellectual backwardness
And a symbol of short term fame
A dismal shame

Those in power disappoint
At every turn
The trodden wish to rebel
But are a dysfunctional crew

Self-preservation is the individual's
Badge of honour
His pinnacle of achievement
For you cannot rely on anyone to help you

The hearts of men are
Filled with selfish aims
Where money is best
And brotherhood is worthless

Immediate and individual gains
Have numbed man's feelings
Reducing each person’s worth
To monetary terms

The brotherhood of society
Is a pawn used only for advancement
Advocated only by snake oil men
Who lavish praise when
Censure would do

Insincerity usurps
Moral grounding and social consciousness
An earthly heaven
Peopled by god-men
With no ethereal grounding
Emboldens man

King of his hill is he
Faith in the religion of here till infinity
Blinkers objectivity
The race to conquer all is
Man’s new philosophy

The new measure of posterity
And all knowing god
Naught but a banner showcasing
Headline news

A heady enthusiasm for fame
Creates comical spectacles
Eroding man’s credibility
At odds with the effervescent praise
That litters his reality

The new soul of man
Is the balance of his account
The route to his advancement
Through a social pyramid
Where individuality reigns supreme

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