Hey Soul Brother

by Mark Chmiel

Hey Soul Brother

What are you doing here?
Why are you killing us?

Why aren’t you at home
Fighting those who are killing you?

Hey Soul Brother

You got better things to do
You ought to be living this life

You can’t trust the White Man
Bringing you here to kill and die

Hey Soul Brother

Stop! In the name of love
There’s far too many of you dying

Hey Soul Brother

R-e-s-p-e-c-t
There’s far too many of us dying

Hey Soul Brother

transcribed in Cal’s journal (1970)

–from novel-in-process, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris

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