The façade has crumbled,
Before our very eyes.
The things we held dear,
Shrouded in lies.
The world has changed in inexplicable ways,
Long for innocence, how I miss those days.
Now we’re confronted with a distasteful truth,
Listen closely for the proof.
They exert power, but pretend its love,
Fool me not, you contrarian dove.
Anger upon rage, and more of the same,
A wild heart can never be tame.
Try to contain and smother,
Never do I wish, to control another.
Open your heart, engage your mind,
You’ll be surprised at what you find.
A soul who wants just peace and love,
And every now and then, a gentle breeze from above.
Photography and Poem by Kevin J. Hotter