Who gets to choose
What’s too political
What gets a bye?
Parking structures are political
Improving biking is political
Improving access to parks is political
Who gets to draw that line in the sand?
I can understand why people want
that line in the sand.
Does that line
Make it more difficult
To find solutions?
I do understand the need to take a break.
From dealing with important issues.
It’s easier to ignore
so life can be enjoyed to the max.
To not do the work that’s REALLY needed
that might make life a little easier
for generations to follow.
Hey, I got mine.
I worked for it.
I deserve it.
Hey, I spent a lot of money
So I could feel good
About driving a fuel efficient vehicle
For as many miles as I want.
Or to the airport
To fly to some exotic place
To post selfies
With no concern
For the degradation
That that travel causes
Each of us has a large role to play
In the lives of our future children
Each choice we make
Has an effect down the line.
If we could pay attention to that
Ask when we have a choice to make
What would Jesus choose?
What would Muhammad choose?
What would the Buddha choose?
What would Love choose?
There are so many issues that need to be dealt with.
And easy to give up.
And that’s what those in power want.
Keep people too busy
To take a stand
Pit one side against the other
Divide and conquer.
It prevents people working together
To stand up to bring about change
That has positive effects
For the majority of people
We are all in this struggle together
We are separated by superficial differences
By unfounded fears