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The Bard's Contrarian Bar -A Modest Declaration


I am not a white man

Or any other color of

Any other man

And I will be damned

If I let you call me ‘Other’

And please do not presume to assume

That I am one of you


I am not a Christian man

Yet I tithe and thrive in a Christian construct

By birth I am an American

But I would sacrifice that plan

Just to be a good man


In the course of human events

Silence is consent so I am not content

To leave your understanding to your own devices

Of distortion, extortion, disproportion


So hear me in your silence or in your roar

Or in your rage

I hereby disengage from all but my children

All but my close friends, former or forever

All but any living soul who honors truth


I am not a white man

Or any other color of

Any other man

And I will be damned

If I let you call me ‘Other’


The Bard of Appanoose



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