Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We Encourage Your Letters

Some might remember me as a poet. As a matter of fact: the first poem any of you ever saw from me was a protest poem that none other than John Hammer published in the old Rhinoceros Times many years ago before even he knew who I was. Today I'm going to share with you a poem sent to me by a regular reader of who I know and whose political views I might not completely agree with but certainly understand. I think it's time those in power came to understand as well.

And So It Goes

There's people in the street, revolution in the air
It's not constrained by a border, if you look it's everywhere
Your collective idea, the world has been down that road
So watch out for that strong arm, don't let him get you in his hold

And so it goes, and so it goes

Now the paradigm has shifted, where it's gone no one knows
Whats over that horizon, should keep you on your toes
The old ways have gone and we're starting anew
When the things you've believed in, you're told were never true

And so it goes, and so it goes

They claim to be right, the only option is left
taking from me to give to him, in old, would be called theft
But those days are gone, and words, what are they?
You fell asleep, and have awoken, to a new utopian day

And so it goes, and so it goes

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