Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Why is destruction and all that so popular as the way to express grievances that do need to be addressed?

Burning Man  -- Last Spark II

Build Up, Don't Tear Down
by Michael Doyle

We should be building up
All for a drink from the winner's cup
We shouldn't be tearing down
Statues to the fallen ground

We should not be burning down
Nor should we be turning down
Any of that solid wall of sound
Speaking truth to what we've found

The feelings rise as we stand together
Be it in stormy times or good weather
The record of all of our history
Makes it plain and not a mystery

That when we destroy the economy
We find ourselves equal in misery
Except that is all the more tougher
And living become all the more rougher

As we attempt to sing for our supper
In times made worse as we suffer
There are multitude of issues of complexity
That need and must be addressed appropriately

We don't elevate anyone by burning down the neighborhood
I would think this a thing easily understood
Only love itself can put an end to hate
Please believe when I say it's not to 'wait'

But to embark on a path of pure construction
And not continue the path of society's destruction

(c) June 26, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Nocturne-Vampire the Masquerade- Candles Burning





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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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