NO COMPROMISE

        Peer Pressure Piety

In utter darkness the masses flounder 
Declaring enlightened virtue louder
In thronged ignorance they flock

But truth is light and light is lost
In crowded momentum lies are tossed
At systemic innocence like a rock
                                                                        
Materialistic morality frowns
Where shallow conviction abounds
And independent thought decays

The blindfolded multitude drowns
And lose their intellectual crowns
Light is hated and justice delays

Truth is despised while lies are lifted
To destroy the liberties we were gifted
Unwittingly throwing our peace away

The light is easy to see in the darkest night
If your heart is free you’ll retain your sight
And loving Truth will make a way
                                         --©️2020, Joseph Crain

….used with permission of the author…