Saturday, May 12, 2018

Us and Them

Poetry of the Heart

Us and Them
by Perry J. Greenbaum

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Other
Who were always not Us

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Lonely
Who were always Mad

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Strangers,
Who were always Sad

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Poor Ones,
Who were always Bad

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Same Ones,
Who were always Had

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Same Ones,
Who were always ’n-Need

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Same Ones
Who you had to Feed

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being the Same Ones
Who never much Had

It was always
Us and Them,
Them being only Us
Who were always Them

Humans become
Insane or Humane
Then, and only Then,
Them Begins t’-be Us

Humane
Humane
Humane   
Humane
Humane
Humane
Humane
Insane
Insane
Insane
Insane
Insane
Insane
Insane




—©2018. Perry J. Greenbaum


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