September 20, 2001
Art paints the New Yorker black,
Two towers gone, a vicious attack,
How to move forward when tears hold us back?
Our senses sharpened, our love of life.
But what happens next, addiction to strife?
Will we trade bombing raids for husband or wife?
The media monster has kicked into gear
Exhorting the army, playing on fear,
While flag-waving patriots kick back with beer.
It is time to ask what caused so much rage
To stop global madness, we must engage
With our corporate greed mongers to turn back the page,
To a time when hand labor was rightly paid,
To the spirit that led men to work, unafraid.
When needs were fulfilled, desires delayed.
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