The same old joke
The same old face
The same old yoke
The same human race

The humans and sparrows
Retain narrow brains
As the slings and arrows
Turn to bombs and planes

Human nature remains
The war is the norm
Bound by the chains
Of the human form

Greed causes hate
Hunger does grow
Heaven can wait
Same as long ago

(Published by Lone Stars Poetry Magazine February 2017)