August 6, 2015

Ah, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now

"A self-ordained professor’s tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
“Equality,” I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now"

Once I was the least radical of all my radical friends. Now I'm the most radical by so many orders of magnitude we don't even speak of it when we speak at all.

I'm still here. Where did all the rest of them go?

Are they so ashamed of what they've built or given permission to build that they're hiding out in the better restaurants discussing how much to pay their Hispanic servants?

Did they sell out or just buy in?

I swear there are some days when I just want to stand on top of the highest mountain in America and shout:

"All in free! All in free! Come out, come out, wherever you are!"

My eyes collide head-on with stuffed
Graveyards, false gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough, what else can you show me?

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine
But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only

-- Bob Dylan | It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Posted by Vanderleun at August 6, 2015 1:40 AM
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Great song & message; thanks.

Posted by: zane at August 13, 2015 10:40 AM