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Change for Change

by Michael Redgen 5 months ago in social commentary
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Let's take back democracy

Change for Change
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

I’ll keep a watchful eye like a raven in a clock tower

won’t live an awful lie slaving days over lost power

spent loose youth as a helicopter hellion

got an unconscious urge towards rebellion.

Sold our souls to be a slave to the wage

told ourselves to be okay with the cage

hold onto control, don’t fold to your rage

what we really need is systematic change.

Bureaucratic criminals encourage millennials

to be ecstatic, automatic but not problematic.

Aristocratic plutocracy isn’t a democracy

autocratic imbeciles can’t run our society.

Just because you have the money

doesn’t mean you have the power

losing jobs cause’ of snobs

means you’re a lousy scoundrel.


Having massive profit doesn’t make you a prophet

being passive gossips only fills their lavish coffers

this war on the poor is hard to ignore

there’s flaws in your rapport that discredit you entirely.

Separate laws for the peasants

pleasant pheasant notoriety

anchor yourself ready for this karmic lore.

Whilst you hide inside your ivory tower

the beggars on the streets are being devoured

by big business crime and cheap heroin

in the new world they’ll be the heroes and heroines.

The truth will be etched right onto the page

while the proof is performed here up on the stage

no time to be aloof climb up and engage

even though we’re penniless we don’t need your change.


Conservative traditionalists enforce the conditional

the fictional, affirmative, tyrannical, mechanical

yet words can be turned to resistible volition with a

visible ambition a premonition tuition or an intuitional verse.

When the rich are starving can they eat their money?

You can’t quench your thirst from the burst of that gold honey.

If these crooks weren’t so laughable than it might be funny

working class cooks give crooked looks to rooks

and provide nothing for their tummies.

The problem isn’t with scroungers or doll bludgers

it’s with rude scrooges who toll mothers and judge us.

The problem isn’t with immigrants or students

it’s with governments fat cats that point fingers and screw us.

If the economy flounders, or when equality counters

if fiat currency is grounded, or if the empires are surmounted

bankers will be begging at the farmer’s door–

the bankers will be begging at the farmer’s door.

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About the author

Michael Redgen

While distracted by cats and coffee, Michael writes philosophical poetry to help sooth his restless soul. With a unique grasp of universal metaphor and imagery, he writes in depth diverse topics of life that are both personal and relatable.

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