Tea with Joe Hill By John Kaniecki

 

Joe Hill and I had tea
He let his biscuits soak
They say America is free
Man how they love to joke
Ask Sacco and Vanzetti
Ask Red Cloud and Crazy Horse
And the way I see
Is things are getting worse

I said “Joe why ain’t you dead?”
Righteousness is like Love my friend
Laughed Joe as he shook his head
Spirits never die and never end
A thousand tyrants and all their force
In truth could never compete
With the Love that is the source
Of one of my melodies sweet
You see death and life they coexist
Some never die and some never live
So songs of revolution will always persist
For unto themselves my songs give

So open your eyes and organize
Never give in to their lies and organize
Do not hate and despise but organize
Raise your voice in mighty cries and organize

Joe slurped the last of his tea
And bid me a final farewell
Above all fight to be free
You’ll get heaven when you give them hell

 

“Tea With Joe Hill” is taken from, “Poet To The Poor, Poems Of Hope For The Bottom One Percent” by John Kaniecki

To purchase the book please go here:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517658071/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.