20.6.07

politics 101...

Lew Welch

The Basic Con


Those who can’t find anything to live for,
always invent something to die for.

Then they want the rest of us to
die for it, too.

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An accurate measure of life as we know it to be.

6 comments:

-G.D. said...

oh how very true!

poet with a day job said...

Oh man do I love this! Thank you for bringing it to me!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for the read to both of you, G and Melissa.

SarahJane said...

Great stuff, and love how it blows the rule about avoiding abstractions in a poem to hell.

Arlene said...

OMG, i love this, sam — it's so true, it stings.

fabulous recent photos, too.

a.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I agree with you, Sarah, that Welch avoids abstractions here. And Arlene, thanks for the comments about the poem and the photos.