Below is the poem entitled What We've Become which was written by poet
Vasquez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Crying to heaven, do they weep for us?
We deserve no tears, only our own.
Deceit served on platinum platters
we have become disgraced, disenchanted, disloyal,
even unto ourselves. Who wants to
hear a bleak reality? No penchant of truth;
we shun the truth.
Deny! Deny! Deny!
A society of greed, insensitivity, ignorance.
The privileged endlessly gain, as
poverty drains the dry reservoir,
we, the middle, forgotten, muted voice,
are fed to the beast.
A race of uncaring, oblivious statues
doomed, as we become our ultimate destruction
and destroy our world, along with
those who plead for change.
As our planet dies, diseases rampant, life falls
away to silent eyes and ears.
Harboring secrets of our demise,
wolves calculate, vigilantly
weaving the weakest of webs, and
watching sheep tangle in hope.
And we who watch and learn, as always, go unheard