A Poem by Victoria Lynn Hall
DEMOCRACY implies freedom DEMOCRACY implies choice Not just for everyone to have a vote but for everyone to have a voice But who is being heard when DEMOCRACY becomes nothing but a sales pitch When our freedom flag is unfurled only for the powerful only for the rich When the leaders of the world are selling austerity and war with constant propaganda and lies Can there be any meaning to the word Or is it nothing other than a branding exercise How do we define a term conveniently offering only a vague assurance that something will transform for those who suffer to those for whom suffering is a rare occurrence What does DEMOCRACY imply to those masses who are tired and poor when their needs are denied when they are turned away at the door How does DEMOCRACY feed the hungry How does DEMOCRACY justify poverty when so many have less and less while others amass more and more and more Do you ever stop and ask yourself just who is this DEMOCRACY for? Maybe DEMOCRACY works for you Maybe DEMOCRACY doesn't hurt me but if our government doesn't work for us all then how do we dare call it DEMOCRACY
A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.