To Change What Needs Changing
Those with a lot are bound to get more,
And those with a little shall lose.
They all make judgments, who sit at the top,
But they do not walk in our shoes.
Who’s looking out for the ordinary man,
Who only wants justice to thrive?
Big business and government make their own deals,
And we only get to survive.
We all have voices and want to be heard,
But only find ears that are deaf.
For years we’ve opposed things we see as absurd.
Some say we have wasted our breath.
But we have the power if we will unite.
The people do not have to bow.
The right to petition, the right then to vote –
To change what needs changing right now.
Schematics and diagrams, we are not fooled.
We know what it’s all been about –
To give to the rich guys our best public land,
The rest of us then to shut out.
It’s happened at Grandview and Salt Ponds, you see,
And now they have moved down the Bay.
They’re not satisfied ‘til it all is upscale,
The rest of us driven away.
So put on your shoes and get out to the streets,
Petitions now need to be signed.
The only way left to save Buckroe Beach,
To keep politicians in line.
They say they know better, but we know the truth.
It’s time for that truth to proclaim.
It’s time to step forward for what we believe.
It’s time now to write down our names.
…To change what needs changing right now!
© 2009 Adrian H. Whitcomb Jr.