What Happened?

by angryhippie

Look around, the fever’s growing,
Right before our eyes, we see,
The chaos looming tends to linger
Suffocating all who’d be free.
Cowering, behind the curtain
As the battered truth, she flees,
Leaving us to bare witness to
The degeneration of the species!

What happened to the world we knew
The one that fought when it truly mattered?
It seems as though, we let it go,
We watched it fall, surprised it shattered!
What happened to the noble causes
That stirred the people up into action?
Mere pawns now in these political games
That only serve as a distraction!
What happened to the world we knew
Built on the strength of our convictions?
Somehow it was lost along this path,
Of ignorance and contradictions!

Look around, the fever’s growing,
Right before our eyes, we see,
The chaos looming tends to linger
Suffocating all who’d be free.
Cowering, behind the curtain
As the battered truth, she flees,
Leaving us to bare witness to
The degeneration of the species!

What happened to the love we knew
That once seemed it would save us all?
It seems as though, we did not know,
That it would not be able to sustain this fall!
What happened to our humanity,
This generous trait that set us apart?
How did it easily turn to apathy,
Whose wicked chill, would still our heart?
What happened to the love we knew
That once crafted each of our desires?
Somehow it was lost within the flames
Of our anger and aggression’s pyres!

Look around, the fever’s growing,
Right before our eyes, we see,
The chaos looming tends to linger
Suffocating all who’d be free.
Cowering, behind the curtain
As the battered truth, she flees,
Leaving us to bare witness to
The degeneration of the species!

What happened to the world we knew
The one it seemed we were improving?
It seems our direction suddenly changed,
And yet, it seems, we just kept moving!
What happened to our understanding
Which we used to try and always extend?
When did the tides all turn against us,
How is it, that we allowed this end?
How’d these chapters come to define us,
After all the good that had been penned?
It’s clear we weren’t meant to end up here,
We lost ourselves…what happened?