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Watching old friends, real friends, soul friends

Cuffed, goin’ to jail in Georgia

For fighting for healthcare for the poor

Just trying to get the politicians to take

The Medicaid offered to the state and it’s poor

Poor folks like so many of us are

Or have been, losin’ hope poor

Outta options poor

I wonder what twists in the soul of a man with power

I once knew that governor, once a good and kind man

Now so determined to watch the people of his state suffer

While arresting others for demanding that he find

That the governor find the humanity lost in his soul

I once thought I knew

What twists in us that turns the compassion to hate

That turns the yearning for justice to anger

At those suffering injustice

What twists in the soul that makes the weak,

The vulnerable, those who test our chest pounding faith

Into foes that must be crushed at all costs.

Photo: Ed Loring from the Open Door Community shouts while being pulled away from the Senate gallery.
Photo source: Joeff Davis

Originally posted to StewartAcuff on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 05:06 AM PDT.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters, DKOMA, Hellraisers Journal, and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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