We Fell Asleep
A poetic reflection on our times.
We fell asleep.We forgot that they don’t take care of us, we take care of each other.
We forgot that it’s the rich who need the poor, not the poor who need the rich.
We forgot that politicians work for us, we don’t work for them.
We forgot that government doesn’t innovate, people do.
We forgot that government doesn’t create wealth, people do.
We forgot that government doesn’t know best, people do.
We forgot about citizenship.
We forgot about families.
We forgot about community.
We confused good with big.
We confused achievement with wealth.
We confused love with control.
We forgot that the welfare state was made by us, that it belongs to us and it needs to work for us. It’s time to wake up.