A child runs bare foot through a street, with ripped up clothes and bloody feet

Running fast from the horrors he has seen

The screams and fear, will never leave.

Far away, another child runs

With his headphones in and Nike shoes on.

A mother cries as her child dies of Aids

While another celebrates her genetically made, perfect babe.

We drop bombs and kill and maim

To what ends, when we are all to blame?


Manipulated by corporate lies,

We no longer see through our third eyes.

Gut instinct is void and empathy deplete

As the rich eat the poor

On technology street.

Consume, destroy and with a smile

As we switch ourselves off and become numb for a while.

Our neighbours smile as they pass by

But community has gone, don’t look in their eyes.

Enclosed in our bubbles of worry and shame

Its easy to ignore the boy running away.

But what can we do? We proclaim rather loudly,

With hands in the air, we deplore the almighty

To show us a sign, light up a way

As our mother shakes and quivers in dismay

The world retreats into a fearful dither

As denial seeps in, the bubble we draw nearer

the blinkers remain.


Around we go in this endless cycle

The rich get richer and the poor get re cycled.

Its time to stop Frackin around my friends.

Take one small step for the better each day,

Make a difference in your own way,

To break the mould of lust and greed

Chop off the hand that it does feed.

Always remember that no matter what,


We are all one, from the earth beneath our feet to the stars we can barely see

Equal in the right to live and breath

Free from fear of lack or need

Free to love, to laugh and be free.


Mitakuye Oyasin


MWT  ❤

6 thoughts on “Equals?

  1. A wonderful poem that you have shared with us Maria.

    And still I have to access your blog via my saved link on my browser.. As your gavitar picture when pressed still leads to the no blog site on WP..
    I think I have seen why.. Your link was the one before you changed your blog name.. which says
    mariawindtalkerblog.wordpress.com It has the word ‘Blog’ within it.. the new address doesn’t.. You may not have altered this within your personal settings page which can be found at the bottom of your Personal settings page when you go into your WP admin.. Under personal settings..
    I hope this sorts it out.. 🙂

    Love to you and Blessings Sue

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