Before I release this, I have to say a few words about it. I am not a very political guy. Not left. Not right. Centered I’d say. I am an artist, however, and I see and feel what’s going on around me and beyond. I wrote this piece in 1991. I was going through some of my old stuff recently when I found this. Suddenly it dawned on me how relevant it is today. That saddened me extremely, because it was 27 years ago! I’ll leave an after thought…
~You Can Call It A Sad Song~
The world, the world,
I am concerned for our world.
Confusion in our streets, among our people.
Which is which, who is who?
What happened to right and wrong?
You can call it a sad song.
And there’s a falling across the sea’s.
After only a few months of the certain death of socialism and communism,
Suddenly, it lives again.
At least the wall still falls in Germany!
As the clock slowly ticks away,
Here in the U.S.A. we begin a new day.
It’s 1991 and the times, they have changed.
By 2060 we will have lost the world we built and worked and fought and died for.
The day after day struggle to preserve the heritage we once knew is fading away.
And you can call it a sad song.
The trees are all dying.
The rain forests are turning to desert sand,
Becoming a wasted land.
Winter, spring, summer, fall –
Who can tell the difference anymore?
With no more room to put our garbage,
It lines our streets and fills our oceans.
So you can call it a sad song,
But I say “united we stand, divided we fall!”
…So there it is. Does that sound familiar. Shortly after I wrote that it felt like we, as a people, united again. Maybe it was because we had a moment of peace after the Gulf war and until 9/11? After 9/11 we definitely united. Everyone had an American flag flying in front of their house and on their cars. Mine still flies.
I ask you, what is going on? Underneath it all, are we not Americans? It pains me to see so much division. I feel like it is not leading to good places. Can we lay it all down? I thought we had gotten beyond race and origin. It’s all B.S. to me. We must not judge a person by the color of their skin, or the country they came from! We can only judge a person by their heart and their values. Nothing else matters, does it? You are either a good person or a bad person. It’s all about love. That’s it. So let’s get back to being one.
**Please feel free to leave a comment. Let’s start a discussion. One by one, we can make a difference!