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"Our time has come now"

Look Us in the Eyes

I have noticed that for some to feel snug
Living in their skins dying in their sins
They find it necessary to be smug
Looking down on others as thus begins
Their disconnect from commonality
With us as though on islands all their own
Living their lives devoid of empathy

Having left us for dead they live alone
In shrink-wrap without solidarity
With those of us outside here looking in
We who find snugness alternatively
Together in exclusion skin to skin

Their smugness stings their selfishness brings pain
But they will pay dearly and soon someday
They will never look down on us again

We face them as they squirm to look away

They fear us more than anything on earth
They know their days are numbered as we rise
They see their death awaken in our birth
We see their smugness falter as we say
Our time has come now: look us in the eyes

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sometimes, the truth hurts big time, my friend. Thank you, Stevie. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Very haunting and serious poem of truth...
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
It's a good one - they say the devil will not look us in the eye'cause he's a lier. Marguerite
Reviewed by Safi
Steve, this poem is as haunting and wonderous as the eyes that say it all. Yes, a lot of people will have to answer for this. In one way or another, a lot of people are contributing to this tragedy. And it's not just the leaders and the manipulators in high places only, but also those who vote for them and keep these people in power…They too will have a lot to answer for. It all comes down to acting with justice and wishing for others what you wish for yourself.

This world would have been a better place for humanity if the common people of this planet joined hands, and said with one voice: enough is enough. Stop the bloody wars, the senseless feuding and the conflicts, and start serving humanity with the planet’s resources.


Reviewed by Felix Perry
Steve as i contemplated this write for a second time I thought of the smugness of the people you talk of. The Presidents, Prime ministers, Kings, dictators, politicians of all rank and file, lawyers and judges, educators, media...the list goes on and on and you have hit the nail on the head, over the years we as citizens of earth have tended to settle and accept but as Bob Dylan, my favorite phrophet once sang "There's a new wind going to blow". I hope it is in my lifetime but if not perhaps in my grandchildrens. We as poets and writers plant the seeds and watch how they grow.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Thought-provoking write.

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Reviewed by Rebecca Burns
Wonderful, wonderful write.
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