The time has come

It takes a kid to see
that emperors wear clothes
paid for with the blood
of other kids.

Shame on me;
shame on you
on every wimp who failed
to speak before.

The time has come
to call them out
the peddlers of destruction,
the meddlers of corruption,
the paid-for politicians
with their pockets lined with blood.
Let’s call them one by one.

The day has come
to celebrate the young
who speaks the truth,
let’s follow suit
grow up and act like them —
      adult.

The boy who was never afraid by John Bauer

Sherry hosts at toads and want us to write some words of encouragement to the young people who want to change the world to a better one.

March 1, 2018

11 responses to “The time has come

  1. Pure hearts asking the hard questions of tainted ones… and demanding answers. And not accepting the lies. It’s very interesting to see and very much a boost to get everyone’s butt in gear!

  2. Such brilliant opening lines, Bjorn!
    ‘It takes a kid to see
    that emperors wear clothes
    paid for with the blood
    of other kids’.
    I like the way the poem turns into a rap with the lines:
    ‘The time has come
    to call them out
    the peddlers of destruction,
    the meddlers of corruption,
    the paid-for politicians
    with their pockets lined with blood.
    Let’s call them one by one’.

  3. You are right, it is time that adults start to act the part. Children need positive role models.

  4. Yes, indeed those kids need our support. A very nice write of encouragement for them. It’s going on as the students demonstrate, the politicians want their pockets protected.
    I’m glad that you visited the everglades. I would never be out their in a rented canoe. In the Louisiana swamp we were in a rather large boat, alligator safe. We have alligators in our neighborhood west of Houston, Texas. They are a protected species, a they should be. Animal control will send them back to the ponds if they are bothering us, act mean, or seem to be bewildered because of being lost. We do have, though, more rabbits than alligators running around They also are protected. Best way is to not feed them.
    ..

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