While You Were Sleeping
A speaker stands upon a hill, he talks of change and hope
And while you're at the ballot box he's knotting up a rope.
A general kills another man whose children scream and cry
And while you watch the tragic news more sons are sent to die.
A CEO accepts applause for giving good returns
And while you're waiting for your share an oil platform burns.
An actor stands upon the scene of profit, death, and greed
And while you're shopping for your food he tells you what you need.
A weatherman predicts the end with charts, and graphs, and curves
And while you're driving to your job you wonder who he serves.
A banker says, "Fear not my friends". He smiles and shakes your hand
And while you're working for your home the sheriffs seize your land.
A cleric preaches peace and love with words like truth and fear
And while you're praying for the world a martyr's bomb you hear.
A doctor tries to heal the sick by giving out a pill
And while you're staring through the wall he's making out the bill.
A policeman shines his leather boots which help protect and serve
And while your protest goes unheard he steps on your last nerve.
Copyright © Darrin Funk | Year Posted 2010
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