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To the Youth in the Streets

by Tom Baker 3 months ago in social commentary · updated 2 months ago

(2021)

If there is a God, S/He must surely look in favor upon

And BLESS the youth in the streets:

Masked, hooded, lobbing rocks at the pigs,

The enforcers of those who stole their future,

Raped their planet,

And damned their world.

God Who Does or Does Not Exist

(it's largely indeterminate)

Bless them,

The radical youth,

The violent youth,

The embattled youth;

Were it not that I'm a sick old man,

I'd join them in the streets.

Verily I say unto you,

There is NOTHING in this world more beautiful to me,

... than the youth:

The young people, the determined people,

The robbed and disinherited people.

They materialize, with a rock in their hand, and a fire in their belly,

A mask on their face,

And righteousness that even the lowliest anchorite of all time

Could only hope to envy.

Bella Ciao!

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Tom Baker

Author of Haunted Indianapolis , Indiana Ghost Folklore, , Midwest Maniacs, Midwest UFOs and Beyond, Scary Urban Legends, 50 Famous Fables and Folk Tales, Notorious Crimes of the Upper Midwest : http://tombakerbooks.weebly.com

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