Betray just once: Destroys both love and life.
Can you still hear the shot the world around?
Do sounds and echoes yet rebound around?
As Pattern, Betrayal fosters endless strife.
When life and love don’t matter to some few;
When greed and lies become their normal ways,
Civility’s turned inside out and days
And nights whirl out of step into Gray and Blue.
Return, return, to common ground or sound
Of songs won’t long remain. Retained instead:
The din of war will echo in your head.
But bitter herbs & shiny shards are found.
American dream too gladly grasped by greed
Escapes like wisps of smoke of self-served creed.