Look around this broken world.
Bring peace to warring flags unfurled.
Generations unborn cry out today,
urging us to work for a better way.

The clock is ticking.
The tide is rising.
The people are dying.
Do you even care?

This ship is sinking.
We sit here drinking,
but the time is now.
There is no tomorrow.

Prophetic pens keep flying,
as politicians keep lying,
majority in fear’s grip,
afraid to question this path.

Fear not the rocking boat.
March together—cast your vote.
Return to the vision of the heart.
Don’t give up before you start!

Call out to your friends,
unite with your neighbors,
rise up as one family,
and turn this world right!

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.