September Tears

Forget about Afghanistan

just keep your heads in the sand,

and pay no mind to Iraq

and only care about white, not black


and only care about white, not brown

look away as cops shoot ’em all down

and as villages burn to the ground

see no evil as the earth spins ’round


and speak no evil as we sip our beer

and hear no evil we are blind with fear

as we have been now for many a year

our eyes have dried from those September tears


we’ve long been numb, not sad or angry anymore

no art and music, gotta pay for endless war

and build more prisons to incarcerate more poor

we can’t make pie with apples rotten to the core.



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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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