“Two things are infinite – the Universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the Universe”
Can my poetry save the world?
Can it drag it back from the brink?
By using common sense and logic,
Encourage people to think.
Stop reality being replaced
By what they want us to believe;
The dumbing down of a generation,
Now so gullible, so naïve.
Where facts from emotions
Are no longer separated,
And with the most irrational of fears
Millions are so easily indoctrinated.
Critical thinking by rhetoric
Is now being replaced,
And those who try to reason
With so many challenges are faced,
Finding debate and discussion
Is no longer being used,
The group think must be worshipped,
Or they will be abused.
Teaching what to, not how to,
Educators being tasked,
An enquiring mind’s questions
Can no longer be asked.
So will reading my verse
Make people stop and reflect?
Refocus their minds,
Maybe make them suspect
That through relentless propaganda
It’s a new world order some seek;
Forcing their dangerous ideology
Onto the uninformed and the weak.