O’ blessed silence, how I long for thee,
Surrounded by ignorance and fools.
Blind to reality by refusing to see,
They’re being used as propagandist tools.
Is not an informed citizenry a wonderful thing,
With fact-based opinions at their core.
Sadly lost to the masses, they grasp for a ring,
Tarnished from a time long before.
It seems compassion’s lost to the hearts of fellow-men,
Leaving them cold with the worst traits thought past.
Rigid and hateful and unwilling to bend,
Claiming piety with iron-fist holding fast.
The softening of hearts would surely serve us well while still questioning those that lead us.
A sacred obligation as our founders did tell with diplomacy and respect to discuss.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~