Worth Saving

The message of this generation

The musical soul of a crippled nation

Our voice is loud and from the hard life

Critics who don’t need another taste of strife


The kind of struggle you have been through

It might or might not have been like mine

Were we sitting comfortably on our couches?

Pleasure and pain stretch our minds


Folks live differently outside

Our local sub-culture shows us one side

Yet people elsewhere hurt, they cry

And they share a joy, a broken community’s high


How would we know if we listen to

Those narrow-minded thinkers

Who live stuck in cultural ruts

Who aren’t allowed to disagree with us?


This party just can’t get started

There’s too much at stake in the garden

That is, if you consider our society

Of the “worth saving” variety


Copyright ©2002 Andrew Jack Rhodes


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