Rise Up

Don’t you ever get
so tired
of all the bullshit
in the air

always wired
pretending hard
that they still care

Don’t you long
to get inspired
get this train
back on the track
Aren’t you sick
of being mired
never forward
always back

We’re in need
of revolution
a youth-led promise
towards a day
when our leaders
represent us
no corporate
in the way

Aren’t you tired
of being berated
your world
twisting on a string
all the truths
while the lies
go on to sing

Band together
form your power
march into
the voting booth
Turn the day
into your hour
cut down the lies
and raise the truth

Geoffrey Reilly is a skilled, passionate, and collaborative information designer and writer with over 30 years of experience in the software industry.  He lives in Warren, RI with his wife Meg and their dog, Pepsi.In his spare time, he writes essays, poetry, and (every now and then) short stories.You can find his creative endeavors on his blog site, Bending the Needle – Truth Hurts and on his personal website.

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

1 thought on “Rise Up

  1. Every politician is more or less the same. Their main goal is to be in power, earn money and live a lavish life. Only a few are exceptions who truly care for people and their problems. Until and unless there is a ‘Right to reject’ and a ‘Right to recall’, a voter has no power. There must be accountability for politicians to fulfil their promises otherwise people must have the right to reject or recall them.

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