There is no Palace in the Shadows


There is no Palace in the Shadows

Poverty is ugly. Make no bones about it.
Entitlement too.

Elitism is ugly.
Corporate greed has been unleashed

they Kill spirits once made of steel

Nothing good occurs without expectations
And accountability.

Relationships between and among people
Are on life support in America

Pills and magic TV boxes are
Killing all that is good
About us

The boy in the old row home sleeps
Through the night and wakes to
A cold heart a cold shoulder
And a shove out the door

Onto a bus into a school
where teachers try to rescue him

The yellow man fires wildly
Into a warm cave for pleasure
And walks on out forever gone

When survival’s not an issue
And there’s nothing more to do
But sit and live with pleasure pills
A spirit rusts and dulls

The evolution from gratitude to expectation
To entitlement begins…

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