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The Sins of Wealth

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  THE SINS OF WEALTH  

  From http://www.flickr.com/photos/63946635@N00/3448410576/: War Profiteers Maryland april 16
War Profiteers Maryland april 16 by codepinkhq

There's nothing more we poorest do deplore,

There's nothing more we poorest do   abhor,

There's nothing more, of course, we do ignore

Than   sins of wealth that lead us into war.

These sins, we poor continue crying for,

These sins, we poor continue dying for,

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These sins, we poor succumb to lying, for

The lies are what has taken us to war.

Is there some law that tells us who gets more?

Is there some law that tells us who can soar?

Is there some law that tells us who should score?

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Or must the poor accept their fate in war?

A right's for all,   for now and evermore.

A right's for all, we simply can't ignore

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 

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