21 Days Old

I was 21 days old

When they took him

When the messenger

Was slain

21 days old

21 days old

21 days old

21 days

In a violent world

21 days

3 weeks

3 weeks

Of viet nam

Of protest songs

Of tear gas

And students

Of panthers

And hippies

And college kids

Bloodied by cops

21 days

21 days old

When the dreamer

Died

Not the dream

Only the dreamer

But stll

The dreamer

Died

Why,

Did he have

To die

When I

Was only

21 days old?

21

21

21 days old

On That

Bloody Sunday

In 1968.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s