The Frustration of Oppression

I looked and saw oppression as

it’s practiced on the earth.

The tears and the uncomforts 

of oppressed folks undeterred.

Oppressors holding power were 

uncomforted as well.

The dead are blessed, for living is 

an unrelenting hell.


Those who have not been born as yet 

are better than the rest.

The evil people live in has 

as yet not been THEIR test. 

All toil and skill in work are based

 in envy of the next.

It’s vanity and chasing wind 

that ru-in worst and best. 


In laziness fools bide their time, 

consuming their own flesh.

A quiet life with just enough 

is better than a mess. 

To pile up riches for no heir 

is just a waste of life.

There’s pleasure in your neighbors and 

in all that God provides 


Image:   228 Incident l

Source:   Ecclesiastes 4:1-8

Text:   David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:   Golden Sheaves, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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