“i- feel- like- im- fixin- to- die- rag” the poem by scot young

 

‘merica there are no pies on the sill

i wrote that line
in a high school poem
two years after woodstock
in 1971 when nixon was president
we were between kent state and wounded knee
the same year trump became chairman/
president of the trump organization
no one cared or knew it

the billboard #1 hit
was joy to the world
optimistic maybe
three dog prophets
they were not.
where is a country joe song
when you really need it?

One Response to ““i- feel- like- im- fixin- to- die- rag” the poem by scot young”

  1. Ah… Woodstock (I was 19 years old and busy trying to understand The theory of “Falling Dominoes”, and just what the hell was the “Gulf of Tonkin”?)

    How about Richie Havens line? “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child–a long way from my home…”

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