I posted this at the start of 2012, but think it is worth repeating at the start of 2013.
ann arky's home.As the new year gets up and running and all the talk is of struggle and fighting, we should never forget why we are fighting. It is not for the love of struggle and fight, it is not for power and wealth, it is because of love and a desire to create a world where such beautiful flowers as justice, peace and love, bloom in the fertile soil of co-operation, so we can live in a world free from the fear of deprivation. We wish to create a world where the gentle can live and grow.
THERE ARE MEN TOO GENTLE TO LIVEAMONG WOLVES
Poem by James KavanaughThere are men too gentle to live among wolvesWho prey upon them with IBM eyesAnd sell their hearts and guts for martinis at noon.There are men too gentle for a savage worldWho dream instead of snow and children and HalloweenAnd wonder if the leaves will change their color soon.There are men too gentle to live among wolvesWho anoint them for burial with greedy clawsAnd murder then for a merchant's profit and gain.There are men too gentle for a corporate worldWho dream instead of candied apples and ferris wheelsAnd pause to hear the distant whistle of a train.There are men too gentle to live among wolves.Who devour them with eager appetite and searchFor other men to prey upon and suck their childhood dry.There are men too gentle for an accountant's worldWho dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grassAnd search for beauty in the mystery of the sky.There are men too gentle to live among wolvesWho toss them like a lost and wounded dove.Such gentle men are lonely in a merchant's world.Unless they have a gentle one to love.