A Lament

After WW2 there were two Americas - one with the atom bomb 
and the other peaceful America 
amid Pete Seeger's hootenanny sing-alongs at the Village Gate 
as Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn 
began smearing decent Americans with charges of Communism 
and the U S began destabilising 
then exploiting nations by installing dictators in South America 
the Congo and the Middle East 
some bravely sang We Shall Overcome and Blowin' in the Wind.

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Amour

Love is unpredictable but real and exists in the mind 
for humans pets and places 
hijacked by religion and Disneyland it is never divine 
but creates a magical bond
between people and an enormous diversity of lovers. 

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