Pity the Looters
Those who feel unseen and unheard
whose hopes and dignity have been robbed
They do not take pride in their nation
since its laws and leaders fill them with shame
What’s the value of broken glass or twisted steel
next to a soul that’s been crushed?
They are presumed guilty, until proven guilty
their only birthright is humiliation
Those with nothing left to lose
desperate, take what they can.
‘The old world is dying,’ said Gramsci
‘the new world struggles to be born:
now is the time of monsters.’
Yahia Lababidi is the author of 7 books, including 2 critically-acclaimed books of aphorisms: SIGNPOSTS TO ELSEWHERE (Hay House, 2019) and WHERE EPICS FAIL (Unbound, 2018). His latest book is REVOLUTIONS OF THE HEART.