It’s easy to do what you’ve recently done.
It’s easy to claim, when you’ve lost, that you’ve won.
It’s easy to join with an unthinking club
It’s easy to wield a thick thoughtless club.
It’s easy to mindlessly stomp and to scream
And pick up a lethal and love-killing gun.
It’s easy to thoughtlessly throat-rending scream
And claim you’ve not lost, but you’ve magically won.
It’s painful to think that you’ve ever been wrong.
It’s easier to march in that grey faceless throng;
Encourage the worst of the worst of the worst;
To dream that the worst will at last be the first.
Keep spoiling the rottenest, most brutish child.
Encourage the lies of the clueless cult clown,
Exulting the thugs who stormed and defiled.
They pulled on the ropes to tear Liberty down.
And cancer’s a foe that can easily spread
Sweet lies are as candy among the misled.
And grabbing a blindfold & muffling the ears
The anger’s the drug that squelches all fears.
It takes much more courage to take a good look
Consider your choices and think what is right.
To cleanse off the lies and the slime of the crook.
Not worship gold idol instead seek the light.
The courage you need is to see that the Klan —
The one you belong to is one you should ban.
Instead join up with the band that has fun
Instead join up with the one that loves sun.
Whatever your instrument, rhythm or rhyme
With us you’ll have a better time.
Whatever your game, I know some of us play.
Whatever you worship, that is here too.
Whatever you wear and what makes for your day.
To join actual winners is what you can do.
Bill of Obligations: Article Two
Clarence, but certainly not Darrow
Peter, great poem sprinkled among the flora. The message resonates. Why people follow a person or people who act so petulantly is beyond me. “Mommy, I didn’t lose, I won by a long shot; they stole it from me.” That is what I hear when a certain person talks. Keith
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