To my own community whose ills
are a microcosm of the ills of all humanity.

Some see the gloom
I can see the doom
We are in a slippery slope
How are the children to cope?
 
The writing is on the wall
The few noble Steps stumble and fall
Where is the wisdom of brave women?
Where is the valor of wise men?
 
Must we continue to acquiesce
To lethargy and mindlessness?
Act now or it may be too late
All hell break loose in our own gate.
 
I must be counter-culture
Eyes only on the children’s future
I need not see the sweet fruits
Of my seemingly futile pursuits
 
I’ve lived long enough to see:
The steady breakdown of decency
The moral decadence in society
Us prisoners masquerading as free
 
Let’s open our eyes dear brethren
To the misery of the downtrodden
This is the vilest protracted battle
Dumb we’re made to struggle
 
The aggressor is the worst aggrieved
Oblivious we! all too often deceived
We do not fight wicked people
The true enemy is invisible!
 
28 Oct 2015
© 2015 Benjamin G. Sangalang

(2015)

NAB Ephesians 6:12 - For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.

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Benjamin G. Sangalang
Environ 4 ans

Thanks Charlotte. So glad you appreciate this and my other poems.

Charlotte B. Williams
Environ 4 ans

Very nice poem, and so true.

Benjamin G. Sangalang
plus de 4 ans

Got it. I mistook the verse as coming from the Father as I did not check. Elsewhere in scripture the Father asks to be worshiped, and if we all truly heed, that's the failsafe remedy to our ills.

Vic
plus de 4 ans

I meant the enemy is always around to tempt us, promising us the world and its riches. He may be invisible but he is behind you, in front of you, all around you.

Benjamin G. Sangalang
plus de 4 ans

Thanks for offering the failsafe remedy.

Vic
plus de 4 ans

And saith unto him, "All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."
Matthew 4:9 (KJV)

Benjamin G. Sangalang
plus de 4 ans

Thanks very much.

Robert L. Martin
plus de 4 ans

Very well said. I totally agree. The true enemy is invisible

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