Society Of Slavery
Poem By Daniel Partlow
There are at least 27 million in the bonds of absolute slavery
Every country around the world plays host to this industry unsavory
Though everywhere it is supposedly outlawed
In many places, the enforcement is terribly flawed.
Despite all the legislative good intentions and putative bravery.
Many more though not strictly slave, if you dare define this disaster.
Live at the whim of despot, warlord, pimp, and harem master
Slowly or quickly bent to accept as right their lowly fate.
When today the world accepts as inevitable, realistic, and innate.
The sadness and evil multiplies fast like yeast, and tomorrow ever faster.
Armies of families faced with abject destitution
Selling or stealing armies of our children into forced prostitution.
Pressed by gun, and threat, and drug,
Kept there by a global shrug.
‘tis a pity we have so many U.N. in-humanitarian institution.
But you cannot just blame the Sicilian and the Saud,
Nor the African, the Indian, or even God,
Many ‘secular’ and appeasing policy
Supports this regime of human larceny
When in the name of libertarian immorality we applaud.
Hundreds of millions live in some servile bond unending.
Though free on paper, constant new debts their chains appending.
Everywhere we see the creation of this vile caste.
Despite the mountains of blessings we have amassed.
Both rich and poor freely adorn irons in the proud parades of the law-offending.
There is yet another chain-gang six billion shackles long.
Where the prisoners act as each others wardens: the chain links are strong.
Though all hold a universal skeleton key.
So many shun the idea of becoming truly free.
Refusing to leave the jail-house cell are so many of the Earthly throng
Our families in abject slavery need our assistance and our prayers.
Our families blindly marching against the law: the worldly ignorance impairs.
Ourselves, we must be freed through repentance.
Lord help us to help each other end iniquitous sentence.
And in your law, your perfect kingdom take release, retreat, repair.