Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
Part III: poems of war and revolution: and Andy knows, p. 358 PDF (661.4 KB)
The "new" is better -that's what we live by. -Chuck Wein AND ANDY KNOWS The sense of "pride" is not dispassionate nor vain. The new "establishment" is dead. Their "words" disclose no elegance nor truths. Then whom shall I learn to read? Who is not worthy of support? But I had other friends And it was always morning in the small room. I thought the clouds meant I had finally received the emphasis of grace 358 To control tenderness itself. I want to know why it is the mission, the defense that inevitably betrays our own private "welcome." Today we get a glimpse at Mars, but "facts" are hidden by the nation's press: "Aero-space" is violated, "demonstrations" are increased, and in the East the "East" is losing patience. Humiliation is the only public pain we can receive. The new "establishment" is dead. I am displeased and tired with all "those" who suspiciously devise new "schemes." Their deaths would be as unimportant as their lives, and all the time we were this gentle not to know insinuations of the voyaging, faint jets. And we know why and we know why.