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And there goes the neighborhood

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It's just those CEOs and senators,

The damn 1%! Can you believe it?

They're having a keg party in the medicine circle.

But this is our neighborhood!

Wait a second! Now they are calling out obscenities to the four directions.

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They're making racist jokes about the president!

Blame it on the booze.

Let's shake our heads in unison.

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Let's disapprove. My God!

But it looks like fun, being out of control like that,

In the medicine circle of all places.

Shall we call it quits on this whole game of life-as-we-know-it

And join the debauchery?

There is plenty of room in that circle

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For every kind of greedy, drunken, asinine tom-fool.

Why shouldn't there be room for people like you and me

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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