Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'm Sick of Funerals

I'm Sick of Funerals
Original poem republished in dedication to Clarence R. Bourne by Omar A. Muhammad

And another one gone, another one gone
another one bites the dust...
another young soldier gone,
cut down in life's prime by heartless thug
doing will of Hitler's spirit
snatching Chosen Ones off the earth,

Let's pray no other Mother
stand over lifeless Son
facing ceiling in house of prayer,

let us pray no other family forced witness
to premature warrior's ceremonious burial.

Why young soldier miss Sunday breakfast?
Why Monday roll call chronicles the dead?

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust 
Genocide presses on Chosen One's Holocaust

For whom does the bell toll now?

Wake out of slumber vision to Holy War!

And another one gone, another one gone
another one bites the dust...