So here we sit, a generation watching life’s purpose lit with changes
As rituals of cults blaze higher, rejecting progress, ignoring their failures;
A suicide watch on a planetary level from human blunders,
As powerbrokers downplay the coming heat of climate change.
Rising smoke hazes intellect, scientists and truth seekers;
Doubtful success myths scintillate as distrust and paranoia flare;
As the conflagration spreads violence, despising democratic victories;
And ashes of scapegoats flicker from immigrants and foreigners.
Now, add more combustion as profound failure and fantastical delusions,
The biggest lie to deny what we undeniably see … “just hugs and kisses, no blows!”
So here we sit, watching our megaphone realities go up in smoke,
But we can’t pretend anymore to manipulate the cycles of generations;
Truth will never burn up, whether we believe or not … may we live
With campfire embers glowing from within our hearts for peace and compassion.