Saturday, July 23, 2011

#26 Making assumptions

Making assumptions
By Mary K. Mennenga


Everyone does this from time to time
It's also one of those things we have all done to others
Throughout history it has caused all wars
People seem to see things as only right or wrong
It's my way or the highway type of mentality
Approaching subjects with the attitude of
If I don't get what I want then no 0ne will get anything
Even if it ends up hurting everyone
This cuts both ways when nobody is willing to compromise
When what's good for the few is more important
Than what's good for the many
That's when those with nothing have nothing to lose
The majority have just enough to get by
But realize they are one misstep away from
Joining the nothing to lose
This is when freedom is lost
Could this still be called?
The land of the free and the home of the brave

4 comments:

Karen said...

I think most of North America is now the land of the haves and the have nots.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like your poem. We have too many hurting people....

Diane J Standiford said...

Yeah, I hear ya. Well, most of us ARE brave and free, but our politicians are mostly cowards tied to other's money.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Karen, I agree,I think it going that way all over the world.
Kim, the heart breaks seeing so many lossing hope.
Diane, To bad we the people can't give them a pay cut and make them live with the health care system we do.