A WORD IN YOUR EAR
Equality is an invented word
An idea of life that is preferred -
But how to make the word a fact
Takes more than presumption to enact
In day to day or year to year,
Its fallacy is frighteningly clear.
Questions asked about how to obtain it
Go unanswered - for there's no way gain it.
Am I equal to an Einstein in intellect?
Or a Soros or Bezos - to any effect
In expectations and hopes to aim for...
How equal am I and how to claim for
What that word implies is my due?
How then can I to be equal to you?
Opportunity and fair play before the law
Are as much as we can ask; what's more
It's been proclaimed that we're "created" equal
But that conveniently avoids life's sequel -
That what follows is chance and circumstance
And leads mankind a merry dance.
So, make the best of what you've got
Strive...survive...and like as not
You may succced beyond your dreams
Even when one word isn't all it seems.