Against peoples of the world
Like all empires of the past
This one too will have its fall
From " Captive Audience"
By Michael Monroe
I write my poems for the homeless and friendless,
parched by the sun of the searing day,
freezing in the chill of the callous night
as the cold slices skin like razors
and indifference multiplies
like malignant cells.
I write my poems for the working people
slaving in the heat of the cavernous foundry,
humping crates in eternity's shipyard,
coughing in mines deep underground,
farming our food and harvesting life,