The Regime

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The Regime

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Who then bares witness

to the illicit means of power,

when we, as single voices,

like a faint bleating in a stampeding herd,

are drowned out by thunderous intent.


Ready to take up force and arms

brandished by sovereign rights,

and justified by God's will,

those in power exact vengeance upon opposition,

those who claim rights and dare to question.


Each act of resistance a treasonous stance,

punishable by decimation by any means,

death a collateral acceptance,

a mere stepping stone to compliance,

and the stability of the regime.


Through whose eyes

does human suffering become meaningless,

a statistic without soul, dismissed without qualm,

and when did belief decide life or death,

in a so-called civilized world.


The regime lives on,

just as malicious, as evil and destructive,

and yet we allow them to continue,

to persecute, to oppress, to slaughter the innocent,

in no name shall human suffering be justified.



War can never be an answer.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated sligobay; glad you found power in the words.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you blondey for taking the time to comment. It's hard to fathom what we do to ourselves, and even harder to believe the choices that people make.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Tthunderous intent" is speaking power to power. My hands clap for your expression of dissent in verbal thunder claps.


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blondey 3 years ago

Hi Tony I agree also. I believe in prayer but also in Revelation. I think God allows this to happen, because men have free will, in which He cannot interfere - because He is changeless - He made it that way with us. Though He did send a Savior, to literally show us the way by example. So indeed, man is responsible for his actions and will be judged according so but therein also lies the unfathomable mercy of God, which is so hopeful.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Martin, glad you agree.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I am so with you on this one. thank you

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