It is so hard determining truth from lies,
reality from fantasy,
for people who no longer,
want to be themselves.
Fearing repercussions for being authentic, for caring, for loving, for standing up for rights, for life,
hide behind false words,
be complacent in the fate of the world.
We see, we hear, we know this is not how life is.
Kowtowing to an upper class that exists only through duplicity,
through cheating, through selfish desires, while the rest struggle,
for food, for unity, for basic needs.
Smoking debris, shock value, rabble rousing, protect the elite
chorus of voices raised, echoes of a past,
repeating over and over again.
Watch carefully, let’s play a new game.
Are you ready?
Spot the Phony. Can you see?
He is one…..She is one…..