Speak Harmony

Speak
to me

of
gardens

and
music,

festivals
and art.

Your
talk

of
deployment

and
troops,

deficits
and cuts,

fear
and loathing,

in
ad nauseum,

on
and on,

while
the rich

get
richer

and
the poor

fall
more,

behind.

The
wealthiest Aussies

are
ten per cent,

their
cash

equal

to
the rest of us

put
together.

Yet
we can’t afford

climate
action

or
hospitals,

or
schools,

or
gas in the ground,

and
farmers hold

guns
to their heads

while
their land is

wasted

and
the their food

devalued

by
multinational

giants,

down
down

go
fresh food people

into
the earth.

Speak
to me instead

of
gardens,

and
food

grown
here,

on
our trees,

from
crops of our golden soil.

Speak
to me

of
music

and
families

and
kindness

and
peace.

Let
me see

our
future.

Let
me see

harmony.

Inspired in part by this new report from Oxfam https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/inequality/find-out-more/

©
Palitja Moore, image, Middleton Beach Dec 2015, text 2016

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