For humanity, is it too late?
Is empathy a long lost trait?
Everything feels deeply ominous
How can voting be autonomous?
With so many in an Agentic State.
As fires burn and droughts deprive
How much longer can we survive?
Is the dystopia already here?
With choices based on fear?
As our governments contrive.
Ideas and solutions are well known
But ignored, demeaned, are not grown,
As corporate profit reigns
Focused on fiscal gains,
Firmly planted on the authoritarian throne.
In my own bubble hope leads up to each election
Followed by shock and feelings of deception
What are The People expecting
Of the ones they are electing
Have we lost all powers of perception?
What will our near future hold
When value is linked to what is sold
And nature is utterly destroyed
As more security measures deployed
To defend against dangers untold.
Invented threats, to distract the crowd
As our forest lifeline is ploughed
And real threats are ignored
While unreal solutions explored
As ever looms a mushroom cloud.
Fake news abound and gaslit towns
Countries run by war mongering clowns
Anxiety levels heighten
As these clowns can only frighten
With their unreadable frowns.
Those seeking refuge from these wars
Are finding firmly shut doors
No room at the inn
Victims of political spin
They receive no succours.
If you find yourself in a dispairing cower
At this bleak and dismal hour
For The Agentic State we have become
Know this – we can overcome!
If we look to real community to find new power.