Our thoughts are our billboards
But those thoughts can still get you in irons
You soon feel the biting steel
The pentagon is highlighting every word
Amnesty delivered on a twitter feed or not…
But you still have to apologize
Your country wants to see redemption
Step on the podium and lower to your knees!
The waitress in Applebee’s prayed for you
And while her eyes were closed she was fed by the imagination of CNN
And the spurred by her own
She wants to give you a piece of herself
In exchange for hope
A reprieve of the plateau of coffee and tea service
And the smell of hot wings
Only a fool ties her life to another
But she wants to believe her own vision is strong enough to change the world
She wants it so bad she pushes past the press
And shouts out, “Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Savior?”
The crowd drowns out her plea with laughter
And the police carry her away.
You smile as the pressure leaves your shoulders
Blinking cell phones follow her out into the streets
You mutter out an apology and mutter the dangers of being impulsive.
The crowd laughs as if they enjoy the irony.
You don’t care either way.
You just want to see your family and enjoy a well done steak.
The service at Applebee’s is slow tonight.
They apologize they are down a waitress tonight.
But your dinner will be arriving soon.