arcs of fire

I think i know how the dinosaurs felt
watching those meteor arcs of fire
fall short of the horizon
to feel the same all around me now
we had solved war we thought
were working towards happiness
in love, care, health for all
& resting after what felt a long fight
thinking we’d won the great battle
we took our eyes off that wandering ball
& the bastards snuck around the back
restarted that vicious tired old game
sending boys off to fight in foreign places
killing off the hippies was only a starter chore
for the military industrial complex
who need to build the numbers of the poor
in the craters of what we thought we’d built
they came back to win the war, stealthier, sneakier
stronger with the might of the mainstream media
& now we know the aim of their game is
our children will not have our standard of life
can’t afford, can’t get a home country built car
no houses, no money in a long two job day
I voted honey sounds so pale to say
as does I trusted politicians to deliver
not just for themselves, their very rich friends
but for us too
I think i know how the dinosaurs felt
watching those meteor arcs of fire
fall short of the horizon

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