Hallelujah

We see billions of stars shining

as the crescent moon follows the sun

an hour after it sets

sinking due-west

they’re twinkling like the rest

lost somewhere in the sky

hidden from the untrained eye

and billions born,

and billions die

and hallelujah,

bye and bye

and cry for those

burned out too soon

we’ll try to dance

without the moon

and June is fading

to July

midsummer nights

bring fireflies

and firefights leave mothers dead

and children without love or bread

and dread tomorrow

curse today

and chase the dragon

cannot slay

we like to say

whose right

whose wrong

more stars burn out

the same old song

its twinkle twinkle

little lamb

with Mother Mary,

and Uncle Sam

green eggs and ham

and apple pie

and billions born

and billions die

and hallelujah,

bye and bye

and hallelujah,

bye and bye

and too few mourn

as countless die

long hidden

from the untrained eye

and take my hand,

away we’ll fly

and hallelujah,

bye and bye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel.
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