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Good Cause Waltzes

I’m a geopolitical and socioeconomic
Excitable boy,
Give me the Gettysburg Address
Before any singer and his or her song,
I want real rhetoric, words applied
To increase the demand supplied
For political actions
On behalf of committees and citizens,
Nothing about love, unless
It is love of justice, love of equality,
Love of power put to principle,
Otherwise leave it at home,
Or to yourself,
I want nobody else’s trifles, only chants
To embolden today’s struggles,
If there be
wailing of a siren
Fading in and out in music, so be it,
But only in the service of lyrics
Which in turn service the cause of men
And women struggling
For the right to live in peace, Amen.

  Ben Nardolilli