Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brothers and Others

We can pretend that the citizens of The United States are not socialists,
But if we didn't have some of these tendencies, our country wouldn't exist.
If you are working hard for your living, we will treat you as a brother;
All those who lie to and steal from us, we will rightfully treat as "other."

The only way a society bonds is through commonly lived values;
There is no religion or family that we think should be excused.
It is time that we stop adhering to the class system of the English,
And support, for all workers, livings wages; by this we'll be distinguished.

Our politicians are treated as lords in a aristocratic kingdom;
The clergy of churches bow down to what our country has become.
The marriage of religion and government is an Old World perversion
To which all of our citizens should have a strongly held aversion.

We should not care, as Americans, what a neighbor's race or religion;
What we should care about is how our neighbor makes decisions.
Those who care about, not only themselves, but about their community
Are the people that we all welcome as family in the Land of the Free.

Sacred Service

It is a fantasy promoted by many that one person or people is born to serve others.
In fact, all who are included in the homo sapiens species are equal sisters and brothers.
The belief that any are more special than others, and deserving of nothing but leisure,
Is something from which everyone in a mother church should be working to free her.

All need the same building blocks of life: nourishment, shelter, and belonging.
Those who, through fear, control these assets, are guilty of humanity's wronging.
There is nobody on earth, prophet or priest, any more sacred than another;
We're all created from the same breath of life: father, mother, sister and brother.

We are all meant to promote each other, as in the game of leap frog,
And all to be as devoted to earth and each other as is a faithful family dog.
When we stop worshiping money and power more than humanity,
Perhaps we will, with all homo sapiens, become one big family.