Activist poem

He came straight out
Of the university
Armed with piss,
Vinegar, octane

And of course
His college
Degree

He got a gig
With a non-profit
Organization

He was going
To change
The world

He even
Tattooed the words:

I’m gonna change
The world

On his
Arm

(In Chinese)

he saw
the poor
all over

he tried to
organize
them

to overthrow
the tyranny
of the man

he even
started a
writing group

he served
tea and
cookies

he meant
well

the people came
and sometimes
they didn’t

he wanted
to change
the world

the people
the system
the structure

but he
never changed

his
underwear

© 2000 Tony Robles

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