Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On the Death of Howard Zinn...

Hello all,

Howard Zinn died this evening. The legendary rabble-rouser was one of our best. An old football coach of mine always encouraged us to be "the firstest with the mostest" when it came to tackling ball carriers. Zinn exemplified that kind of practical enthusiasm when it came to the causes of peace and social justice.

His website
is the best source for finding out more about the man and this sad, late news.

A few thoughts:

I cried
a bit
when Howard Zinn Died,
and the coffee was cold in the cup.
Bitter lips
speak no peace
and this prayer
is forgetting how to fly.
there is a hole
in this world
and it's shaped like a
straight-standing man.
I cried
a bit
when Howard Zinn died,
but my heart is ignorant
like a bill of sale
or a new coat of paint
on an age-old throne.
I cried
a bit
when Howard Zinn died,
but now my tears have organized.

Now, they are marching.

Love, Joe Nolan


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Anonymous Guinevere said...

Crying lets the sad out! Beautiful, Joe! Miss you!

8:53 AM  

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