Hello, brothers and sisters in Christ,
I’m just wondering what you think of this poem and looking for some honest feedback. I’m sure your thoughts and suggestions will be valuable
Thanks in advance,
Two individuals face each other with microphones;
From contradictory sides,
The audience cheers, jeers and groans;
As they debate the way citizens should abide.
They argue, pontificate, insult, converse;
Battling it out for who’s fraudulent and who’s indubitable ;
Grappling and choking over context;
Hoping to be found honourable and inscrutable.
A million mentions of lefts and rights;
The frangible horizontal lines on which they stand;
Of correctness, offences and liberties.
A slippery puddle of clasped hands.
What underlines these influential commands?
To decide on laws, to educate, reprimand;
Testify, instruct, honour, or defile,
The causes for and on top of which they stand.
How do we know just what to believe;
When looking for guidance, help and conviction;
Can we find a trustworthy leader to receive,
An inquisitor for truth and opportunity.
Left and right they say;
Those horizontals on which politics balance;
Justice, liability, rights and liberty.
Often building a fence on or of fluid boundary lines.
Ones own truth to denote;
That life purpose to which we, our lives devote.
But when we seek those hows and whys;
Beware of building on comforting lies.
How do these two decide;
To please people, honour free speech, meet the needs;
To strengthen our countries, counsel, to provide;
For so many cultures, opinions and creeds.
What’s happening to our times;
Where did the absolutes go?
How do these definitives fade,
Who defines them, who has answers?
As we build the towers of our nations,
Whose glory are they for, and why?
This marvellous earth we have from creation;
But we ought to remember;
One cannot build upon sinking sand.