Capitol Air

 

 

Allegro

 

 

I don't like the government where I live

I don't like the dictatorship of the Rich

I don't like bureaucrats telling me what to eat

I don't like Police dogs sniffing round my feet

 

 

 

Tyranny in Turkey or Korea Nineteen Eighty

I don't like Right Wing Death Squad Democracy

Police State Iran Nicaragua yesterday

Laissez-faire please Government keep your secret police offa me

 

 

 

I don't like Nationalist Supremacy White or Black

I don't like Narcs & Mafia marketing Smack

The General bullying Congress in his tweed vest

The President building up his Armies in the East and West

 

 

 

Aware Aware wherever you are   No Fear

Trust your heart Don't ride your Paranoia dear

Breathe together with an ordinary mind

Armed with Humor Feed & Help Enlighten    Woe Mankind  

 

 

 

 

                                   Frankfurt - New York, December 15, 1980

 

 

 

 

c Copyright Allen Ginsberg

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Wylie Agency

Originally published in Plutonian Ode (1977-1980)

Also Selected Poems 1947 - 1995    (Page 330 for the complete poem)

 

 

 

 

 

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