Time to Do M.O.R.E.

A poem by Huggy Bear

The rich just keep getting richer and the poor just keep getting poorer.
Trust me that’s more than just a cliche
Whether it be food, clothing, shelter, justice system or healthcare
Your lot in life depends on what you can afford to pay
Let’s not even mention the trials and tribulations of being
A person of color, woman, immigrant, transgender or gay
They’re subjugating the people and destroying the planet for their profits
But that’s always been the Capitalist way 
There was never any money in your salvation and your liberation
All the profits have always been in our oppression.
They’ve been trying to school us to these facts for a couple of hundreds of years
And it’s high time we start learning the lesson
They use lies and propaganda to keep us fighting one another
While they make more dividends we out here stressing
And they got the Police and Military there to protect the whole operation
But don’t hold your breath if you waiting on an apology or confession
You see before they give up all their Power and their profits
They’d rather see us all Dead
They’ll shoot you a hundred times
And then say you was accidentally poisoned by lead
They know half of the people won’t research or question all the lies they’re being fed
And the other half woke but they’re too comfortable to get up out the bed

You see our luxuries and this world’s poverty are all intertwined 
The precious metals in the technology we love so much come from places that use slave labor in their mines
You must be out your mind if you think they done left imperialism and colonialism behind
They just got private security firms and 
corporations mapping and drawing up the new lines
And the America’s history book has Blood and Tears on every last one of its pages
And most of us are still slaves either do to our mind, debt, penitentiary or wages
Got us walking around here thinking we free when they’ve been doling it out to us in stages

And anyone who tried to educate the people to the truth have been hit with gauges or locked in cages
But we can’t wait till all the food’s gone and it ain’t no water to drink 
Until all the trees have been chopped down so all the air we have to breathe stink
Until their house of cards stock market crash and now your family living out of a clunker 
And when those nuclear missiles start to flying it ain’t going to be nowhere to hunker
Well unless you know somebody with a bunker or a Billionaire with a ticket
But most likely you and your family won’t survive because you wouldn’t grab a sign and picket
Because at this rate pretty soon we are all going to be inundated with war, famine and disease 
All because we live in and tolerate a system that let’s a few fat rats hog all the cheese

And they send their sons and daughters off to school and send us off to war
You dodging IED in Fallujah while they’re back home studying for the bar
You been eating MREs: For the last 60 days straight they’re country club dining on lobster and caviar
You’re an expert sniper with 10 confirmed kills and on the back 9 he shot 9 under par
Too much food out here just been thrown away for kids to go hungry and have nothing to eat
Too many vacant homes in empty lots for people to be dying in the cold on the streets

Too much science and change right in our faces to not see what we’re doing to this Earth
Too much Greatness and Beauty in all Races to not see why God made us so richly diverse
And we got too much in common and too much at stake to be out here acting like rivals
They win when we fight amongst ourselves so that’s why they try to teach us to be tribal 
So whether you study the Torah, the Quran, The Vedas, Buddhism or the Bible 
It’s time we come together as a Beloved Community and fulfill Dr. King’s dream of a Moral Revival
It’s way more of us then it is us them so we’re coming together the way God meant
That means anybody preaching Love and Compassion you’re invited to the Tent
Time to give the Power to People so we’re picking up the baton 
Now we understand this March for freedom was always going to be a marathon 
We pipping complacency in the bud and we are getting back on our Hustle
We got the will, the Might, the Plan, the sight, the right attitude and the Muscle


Whether your old, young, Black and white, straight, gay, rich or poor
This Moral Revival is for all of our Survival is time for us all To Do More

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