Fraternizing with the Enemy
Forty nine Krishnas flow by a bookstore and chant.
Now they make rhythms and jump up and down
With children on their shoulders. They stop a
While then keep walking, in faded orange garb,
Down in front of a bus and deli-lunch shops.
One beer-drinking sophomore decides he’s going
To join them since the air is so refreshing here in
Cool November. “Don’t you know they are the
Enemy, and lazy, and basically beggars.” But this
One brave individual ignores his drinking buddies
And chants, unashamed about what he knows not.
The incident serves to remind you that if you
Fraternize with the enemy, they no longer are
The enemy. Sure, it’s hard to buck the system,
Even harder to ignore the warped vision of the
World as portrayed by the evening news. Do you
Want to make good money, or fight for useless
Causes that don’t matter anyway? When will
You take responsibility for your own life rather
Than fighting for everyone else’s life? Huh? Huh!
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