Friday, November 02, 2007

Backwards American

I’m a backwards American
What does it mean when those who shun the desolate meaning of torture
Look away brushing the lint off their dark blue suites
I’m a backwards American
Living within a glory that has no sun
A fading light that falls across the eyes of children
A fading light that falls with every solider falling onto the hot red earth
Hot red earth

Looking for that day
Our daily bread
Washing away the hate and the lies
Open your mouths and take the wafer
Washing it down
Washing it down
With bile

I’m a backwards American
Watching everyday
As behind closed doors
Behind red oak doors

Words with a smile
A dark black smile

As the crow flies over our heads

As the winds blow through our hair

As a baby is born

As we die

As we make love

As we drink from the cup

As we end

Not understanding why

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