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
Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.
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