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May Day! May Day!
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By Quentin Clingerman
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May Day!  May Day!

 

May first is celebrated by many

The May Day Pole and dance

A tradition going back centuries

Festives to liven up Spring

Rejoicing in all things renewed

 

There is another use of May Day

As an alarm that something is radically wrong!

In the USA we're hearing it loud and long

Politically incorrect but strong!

Politicians take warning!

 

There is a May Day call from hearts torn with sin

When directed toward God, the alarm sounds clear

Heaven takes note, for Heaven will hear

Sending aid to the hearts mired in sin

Sending aid to the hearts mired in sin

 

May Day!  May Day! (c) 2010 Quentin Clingerman


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Submitted: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Last Updated: Monday, May 3, 2010

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.


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