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I am a Beatnik Poet

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I am a beatnik poet:
I stand on the street
And protest the government
Politicians, hate, greed
War and rent

I protest the country that applauds a wealthy man
I protest the President but mostly Uncle Sam
I protest hate crimes, segregation, and racial slurs
My white friends and I are going to change the world

‘Cause I protest large
I scream for peace
And wave my signs
Right at the policemen
Dragging me away

“One of your kind”
He shakes his head and I ask
“What kind? The 8 to 5?
The empty minds?
The daily grind?
No.
I am a beatnik poet
And I stand on the street
And change the world.”





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Audrey K. said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 3:06 am
good rhythm, but what does the last stanza mean?
 
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