Poem a Day Challenge #23 (Rested Wheel)

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Rested Wheel

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Why aren’t we railing?
Why aren’t we mad?
Why do we sit in silence?
In apathy so sad.

Is the sickle blunted?
The hammer dropped and cracked?
Has the guillotine lost it’s edge?
Has liberty backtracked.

The peasants have moved on
From field to factory to desk.
Is it beautiful progress
Or captivity grotesque

So day after day
after day after day.
We struggle and toil
No time to play.

We hand over our freedom
We hand over our cash.
While the fat cats sleep
on their growing stash.

Where is the spirit of liberty?
The hero in the square?
The lone horse trodden woman.
Defanged are those who care.

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6 thoughts on “Poem a Day Challenge #23 (Rested Wheel)

    Sahm King said:
    Fri June 21 2013 at 10:58 am

    Mr. Bailey, may I reblog this piece?


    Sahm King said:
    Fri June 21 2013 at 11:12 am

    Reblogged this on We Drink Because We're Poets and commented:
    My friends, check out this poem from Scott Bailey. I’d say it speaks the truth of matters. What say you?


    Jill London said:
    Mon June 24 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Like this…no, loved it :-)


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