Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Woodie Guthrie Warned Us- A Poem

They died
on plantations
in mines
on road gangs
on the docks
picking fruit
building canals railroads and levees
erecting bridges and skyscrapers
jumping out of the windows of textile factories
Black and white,
Male and female.
Slavic and Italian
Irish and Jewish
Mexican and Chinese
Jamaican and Puerto Rican
people from every part of the world
Creating a nation,
that could belong to all
or be controlled by the few
which will it be?