Monday, November 7, 2016

Steel and Stone

A world that birthed
Hitler and Stalin
Mao and Amin
Might have been brutal
And seem cursed
But it was not barbarism
With its laws of steel
And stone
That made men cruel
Rather, the hiding behind
Walls of stone
Leaving the fields go fallow
For the peasants have fled
And the dreams of Camelot
Poured out and bled
While we consider states
To be evident
Of the rise of civilization
It was not
Steel and stone have rules
That are understood
Inside a man's heart
Civilizations was mutation
From understood values
To those written upon paper
Knowing what was true
Differs from being told
The same