David P Williams

Rookie (Jan 16,1934 / Carbondale, Ill)

David P Williams Poems

1. Alongside Whitman 10/2/2011
2. I Wish This Were A Sacrifice Time 10/2/2011
3. The Reef 10/2/2011
4. They Are Afraid Of Us, The Women 10/2/2011
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I Wish This Were A Sacrifice Time

I wish this were a sacrifice time
a flaten tin cans and bind up paper time
a Cub scout drive time
A Spitfire and Helldiver time
An “excess profits tax” time
an everybody works time
A kapoc time to pick the milkwood

Like then, the lights are turning out
all over the world
it's just about as bad.
The bodies are turning up,
it's just that professionals are being paid
to do any sacrificing that's “voluntary”.
Instead of 'WE'RE SACRIFICING' like then
it's WE'RE BEING SACRIFICED.

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