My mind is moving through the night.
When I was working the eight to five I wanted
my nights for rest.
And now with my days free to be my nights are
also free to be.
Most people do not see that day.
When they were very young they did not understand
the meaning of free to be.
And when the schools pounded the meaning into
their skulls it was time to work the eight to five.
So the meaning of those words stayed lost until
those poor souls retired.
Well folks back in the sixties the children decided
it was time to drop out and
reflect on the meaning of all those words that
we learned in school and catechism classes.
Of course some bright souls never had to leave
the classrooms to understand those words but
folks like me needed a lot of time and help to
understand the earth and the meaning of peace,
why Jesus was the son of god,
why Buddha sat under the tree until peace came,
why Gandhi decide to weave his owns clothes.
Laurel just walked in and said the war had spread
The black cat rubs her leg against mine.
Peace is here;
the jobs are moving out of town and
Bush smiles and rubs his hands together.
Maybe the bolt factory in town will start producing
tanks and ammo.
And my dad can build that bomb shelter that he
was promised thirty years ago.
Gollum is learning the meaning of ....
Words & Graphics by Tomas