Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Artists in Today’s World ~ Little Orphan Annie

Acknowledging Little Orphan Annie

I look at his great, gleaming skull and his shaking body and know I must go with the people.

“Return to the simple life, Daddy, “ I scribble, “your beginnings are better than you end.”

Broken and exhausted, he slumps against the endlessly spewing ticket tape that spells disaster, the markets in free fall, currencies collapsing worldwide.

And for him, I sing.

 

Over and over

The corn fields

Over and over

The wheat fields

 

Run a lot

Do a lot

 

Throw away

Mr. Hershey

Mr. Pepsi

 

White sand

Warm water

 

No no

Daddy Warbucks

Go away

 

Warm breezes

Lake rivers and

Streams

Mountainsides

Sandy loam

Earth

Fire

Air

Water

 

The music falls

Lost to all

Tomorrow

A day

Away

 

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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