You march with a sign in a vigil without prayer,
With news clips and sound bytes from a celebrity on air.
Take a moment of silence or a ribbon to wear,
Make a heartfelt appearance just to show you were there.
Do something symbolic that others will see,
But skirt any substance, lest it benefits thee.
Caught up in your rallies, and causes and claims,
You can’t cough up a dollar, but can divvy the blame.
Thumbs up on a post or a heart if you dare,
Stopping short of much more lest they think you might care.
Scroll on with your conscience appeased by a kitten,
But don’t linger too long or you might be smitten.
The best we have mustered is never enough,
To make any difference for all of this fluff.
It’s time we got dirty, dug in, made a difference,
Instead of performing this charade of indifference.
Now go get all butt hurt and claim I attack,
But let’s turn the tables and I’ll give it right back.
We lie and we know we will likely do nothing,
Yet conversely proclaim “It’s time we did something!”