The red wings flew
Carrying the words of the people
They went far as the wind blew.
And it caused a ripple.
You could hear the people’s whisper
Their voices strong
As the cold wind blistered
And tried to silence the song
But then, one cold Sunday
Their voices were too loud
for the tyrants,so they made many lay
Now without a sound
“Revolution!” they cried
though many died.
They didn’t give it a second thought.
“We are equal” they said
“We are unified!” was their shout.
But all that their new tyrants saw, was red
And so they began to bout
They took control
They lied and hid
Twisted morals to keep them thole
And sew shut the people’s eyelids
They took without giving
Their twisted minds were greedy
Even though now the people couldn’t make a living
So they killed the defiant, innocent and needy
For what use was one that could not work?
They said,”We helped them”
Afterall. “We are all still equal”. They smirked
And their webs of lies beat like a drum
Forcing the people to hum.
The people were blinded.
And didn’t understand
Their rulers were double sided
And wouldn’t let them stand.
Their carefully woven lies kept them on their thrones
While the people’s cries and groans
Were never heard
For the wind could no longer carry their words
Their songs no longer had meaning
Yes, the lies had destroyed even their beauty too
For their rulers would not even let them be without demeaning
And making everyone a fool.
Their ideals were shattered, and their lives tarnished
Their bellies grumbled,
And they couldn’t even mumble
All so their leaders houses could be nicely furnished
The people found they had traded
One tyrant for another to take his place
and make them the betrayed.
Oh how pitiful it was
So sad it could make you cry
It would make some think the end is nigh.
In their twisted morals,
Their forced alibis
And all the lies
Yes. They were all “equal”.
Yes! It’s true!
that’s what they claimed. But some were more “equal”
And were ruled over all the same.
The wings of red no longer flew
And the cold wind blew
And their lives had crashed with a thud.
For now the red of blood
Was all they knew.