We never saw it coming

by joetwo

We never saw it coming

We had planned for it

Debated endlessly how to fight

Even warned about the consequences to those who would use it

But we never saw it coming


We were never looking that’s why

Too wrapped up in our own ideas

Our own politics and plans

Trying to move things our way

To see them move against us


And to what altar were we sacrificed?

What plan for the greater good?

Was there a purpose to our ignorance?

I think not

Foolishness never has a reason, doesn’t need one

It just is


So when I hear the tales of woe

Of shame from those not there

About horrible deeds of the ‘Man’

I know that it was we who brought our downfall

We were asleep when it was taken from us.