Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

The worse thing to do is burn yer own ass. Though the fire dies out be a whole lot longer for stupidity to pass. Sometimes the best thing to do is lock yer arms n just sit still. When you bend not to break you may offend the man in blue but he’ll hafta look a long time to find a reason just to kill.

Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone. Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone.

Doesn’t make sense to expound that power comes from a barrel. Ya won’t even hear the sound of that Xmas carol. If there comes a time when it’s rifles we gotta shoulder we better be a lot bigger not bolder but dignified that we signified free speech harder not to get scammed by equestrians who masquerade as wannabe martyrs. We can lose ev’ry battle n still win the war. If our principles don’t rattle we can open ev’ry door.

Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone.  Takes strong-headed people all together like stone. Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone.

Photo: Deviant Art (CC)


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Tim Mills
Tim Mills

Tim Mills is as an educator/activist and began this life as a conscientious objector during the Viet Nam War and on to a rank & file union member. Mills has been an elected union official, but is proudest of the time spent on our local union newsletter. Mills writes guest columns in the Rockford Register Star for over 20 years. Mills says his politics are left of center, but believes progressives must start with the world as it is, not as we'd wish it to be.

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