For today, a new song.

 
Many Sides Many Sides
 
Adam and Eve, Paradise lost
But it always seems kids pay the cost
Cain took it hard, became divisive
Got poor marks for his sacrifices
 
Abel, on the other hand, didn’t mind the move
When he offered up a lamb, the Lord approved
Cain was petty and let it get to him
That’s why envy is a deadly sin
 
The Lord cursed Cain for this fratricide
Cain said there’s blame on many sides
 
Many sides, many sides
It was her own fault that girl was killed
Many sides, that’s a lie
Welcome to the world of Charlottesville
 
JFK assassination
LBJ addressed the nation
“We got Oswald but we set him free
There were faults with Kennedy”
 
Emmett Till probably was  foolish
Anne Frank should not have been Jewish
 
Many sides, many sides
Dixie flag is now unfurled
Many sides, that’s a lie
Welcome to the world of Charlottesville
 
“Jews will not replace us!”
“White Lives Matter” they whine
Yeah, they have a right to say this
But that does make them fine
 
Many sides, many sides

Throughout November I am writing a poem a day in an effort to raise money for The Center for New Americans, an organization that is located in Western Massachusetts and does great work in acclimating our new citizens to their new homes.

You may help by going here.

If you appreciate my efforts and my work please share.

Also, most of you know I am moving to Oregon at the end of the year. Before I leave I will bedoing two shows.  Both will be in Amherst at the NACUL Center at 7:00 on November 30 and December 7. Proceeds will benefit The Center for New Americans.

I will be joined by these fine musicians: Joe Ricker, Andrew Atkin, Dave Haughey, Billy Klock and Dan Thomas.

 

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