Jan 3, 2013

Boomers Fooled

Won't Get Fooled Again

They were young, they sang the songs
to stop the headlong threats to freedom
 objected, demonstrated, tried to
 awaken better angels in human nature
only to be disheartened and defeated
by assassinations of their leaders

The Sixties and Seventies
may have helped to end
a war and save the lives of many,
but predators are what they are
by their very nature -

from '68 'til '08, from rioting to proud
people stood on bloody ground
of Grant Park to welcome
Obama's nomination;

of lessons learned in four decades,
there was no mention, not a sound-
 it was no longer relevant
and not politically correct
to mention what
might bum folks out
on this swell occasion

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