madness

what is this madness?
what have we become
to allow hatred and bigotry to have its day?
where have decency and morality gone?

how much longer do we turn our faces away
from what’s really happening out there
as we watch democracy crumble
with barely a shot fired in the air?

instead they’re let in with their flags of division
allowed to do whatever they please,
their hatred for the other
bringing democracy to its knees.

but we are stronger than that,
and for our children, this is my hope
that we can work together
and pull ourselves off this dangerous slope

maybe it won’t happen today;
maybe it’s just too soon.
but we need to start now before the world we know
hurtles even faster toward its doom.