Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 1, 2014

Daily missive for Monday the 1st of September.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 1st of September.

We were blameless,
Children really,
Copied lyrics
Straight from vinyl.
Learned them by heart,
Sang in harmony,
In groups,
Friends together,
Acapella on street corners,
In the school yard,
In a tin pan alley
Between the coal house,
And the chicken shed.
Buddy Holly is dead.
But I still remember the words.

We were blameless,
Children really,
Playing in the street,
Out in the rubble,
After the bombs fell.
They fell again.
We died.
Blame it on me

I watched
As fire raged.
A night so violent
Fire fell like rain,
Burning innocence.
As a city suffered
For a war
That killed millions.

Blame it on me.
As thousands starve
For want of simple things.
When fat cats
Play celebrity games
With real lives.
Harpies with violins,
Bleat about the poor
Whilst lining pockets
Filled with my salved
Conscience.

As I place my
Organic, de-caff
Free trade coffee
On a fitted shelf,
And sing
Along to Buddy Holly,
A greedy world
Keeps raving on,
Eating itself,
And choking on words.
Blame it on me.


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