Ought to be more than mere feelings
Ought to feel more than an urge
Ought to serve something more than the self
Ought to resist, need to purge
Penchant for serving mere mammon
Proclivity for take and take more
Ought to give back, need to give in return
Need to even the score.
Ought to vest interest in many
Need to voice justice the same
Need to do something, we have to,
To be worthy of human
Ought to look to the future,
Need to see to the kids,
Ought to remember our parents,
Need to do what they did.
Need to consider the options,
Ought to speak out, ought to vote,
Need to acknowledge there’s much more at stake
Ought to know that by rote.
Need to relive the lies told
Ought to remember result,
Need to do more than shrug shoulders
Need to read up and consult.
Need to recollect rights here
Ought to reckon responsible too
Need to quit saying nothing changes
Ought to matter to you.
Ought to get on with the housework
Need to remember each task
Ought to and need to, quite different,
Must remember whenever I’m asked.
Need to go now and cook some,
Need to is my middle name,
Ought to is in there as well though,
I guess we’re something the same.
Human with plenty of options,
The ought to’s, the needs and the must,
In it together, we all are,
Need to go now and do what I trust.
Ought to be cleaning, I told you,
Ought to but I have a choice,
Need to’s a whole other matter,
Need to needs to be voiced.