Do They Know It’s 2016

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We claim to be advancing

 At the speed of lightning

We’ve gone to the moon

And we quickly approaching Mars

Conquered small pox

And figured out the laws of physics

Connected villages in Katmandu

With hamlets in Calgary

All thanks to cutting edge technology

We’re supposedly the most developed species

Different from animals because we possess

The ability to reason

Yet we kill each other like animals

Coz of color, creed and sexual orientation

We’re wondering where this

Hypocritical world is going

But we know very well

It’s going in circles

Revolving around and set ablaze

By our hateful hearts

16 years into the new millennium

We’re still fighting poverty

When we have so much resources

Going to waste

The price of oil is worth more

Than shedding of my neighbours blood

We seem to be in agreement with Stalin because

The death of one person in a particular region

Is a tragedy while a thousand deaths in another

Goes unnoticed, just another statistic

Yeah our brains seem to have developed

Quite well from our Neanderthal days

Our technology is most definitely smarter

And our hearts, well they’re as dumb as ever

Perhaps as numb as ever

We ought to be ashamed of ourselves

I can imagine that all those we’ve killed

And those we continue to kill

With our undying love for ignorance

Are looking at us in wonder, thinking:

Damn! Do they know it’s 2016?



3 thoughts on “Do They Know It’s 2016

    ellenbest24 said:
    August 10, 2016 at 8:06 am

    We know but do we care? We believe the earth is invincible, as if youth were returnable and cutting wont hurt. We believe in some deity that will save us in the brink of time. In truth I am answerable to me and my concience, Each and every human has to live in harmony with his own decisions, morals and choices. It is time we understood in the equality of one race… The human race. 😇 Thank you your poetry made me think.

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      Chief_want responded:
      August 10, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. Your contribution is much appreciated☺ You’ve just sent my mind into motion👌

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