Nothing Left To Give
When despots buy bullets and guns
we wade through blood to deliver.
And take their cash without remorse
while victims convulse and quiver.
Big egos and pampered palates
impose subsistence starvation.
And enforced illiteracy
results in numbing stagnation.
Children suckle on bitter tears
scratching a living from the earth.
And there’s no escaping their pain
hunger's a penalty of birth.
Governments exploit their people
when they’re too weak to resist.
And their rights are an afterthought
to nations drooling to assist.
A weapon of mass destruction
fear undermines their will to live.
For they're stripped of everything
until there's nothing left to give.
Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2015