Billy Thompson

Rookie (October 7, in the past / Memphis, Tennessee)

Helpless Destruction


Poverty rages nationwide
I can't feed the masses
War wages, and subdivide
My weapon is unloaded

Wake me when it's over

Miseducation, teachers under siege
I speak with one tongue
Women abused, babies plead
I'm a jury of one

Wake me when it's over

Political allies no longer help
I wonder if my vote counted
Smog stifles the air, ice caps melt
I walk in serious heat

Wake me when it's over

Submitted: Friday, August 11, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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