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August 22, 2007


I wrote this in July of 2001. I had just gotten back from Ullapool, Scotland. I think it came from late night conversations I had with a socialist Scottish hotel owner and an conservative Irish heart surgeon. They were under the impression that I was an American history professor.


SACRED COW(Protest Song)

By David McKinnis(7/23/2001)


Several thousand people gathered into the streets

The champagne socialists are chanting slogans of the week

What’s wrong with this picture?

I’d like to know


Several hundred people choked on saren gas today

The Aum Shinrikyo was just insuring Judgement Day

What’s wrong with this picture?

We’d all like to know


Now you just can’t tell me everything’s alright

These folks got nothing better than to dream and scheme all night

They are here!

They are now!

They’d gore your sacred cow

And we’ll just sit and watch them on our T.V. safe and sound


Today a single person helped a person in need

On this the Fourth Estate was silent since no one died in the deed


It's paltry poetry but it still bugs me that it came out of my head just before everything changed.


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