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   Wednesday, February 19, 2003


Now Not You

Hush now Jack now sleep now Mary
Yes, I know, our news is scary
Sleep in peace you know that peace will
Be upon you peace now be still
Foreign children dwell in danger but not you.
No not you.

A peaceful Earth in peace we'd live on
But our men of profit live on
Places where their angry grasping
Leaves poor foreign children gasping
Hurting foreign children daily but not you.
No not you.

They answer us, 'tis there men violent.
Showing proof and never silent
That all those children danger bothers
Periled by their own state fathers
Human crime beyond a culture, but not you.
Kept from you.

Cycle trailing violent cycle
Force and fury all alike all
People if enough believe in
Peace then change will come from within
Fitting words will turn the tide oh why not you,
Why not you.

We must learn to understand them
Diversity in culture grant them...
Still!—there is a certain sameness
When street killers took you, blameless
Words not saving my own children, no not you.
Them or you.

As I say farewell to you now
Flowers lay nearby your cool brow
Pondering; is it lack of wisdom
To suffer cruelty its fiefdom,
Absent will to keep them from it, yes and you.
Not kept from you.

Late at night in darkness under
Lying lone in ceaseless wonder
Whether then it may be right for
This to be a cause worth fight for;
Earning living peace for children, but not you.
Now not you.

   posted by Stephen at 6:16 AM | Plink

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