I don’t remember a lot of poems, but this one has stuck with me for many years. It’s short. It rhymes. And right now, it means more than it used to mean.
Last night we watched “Cabaret.” When it first came out, I went to the movies every afternoon after school and saw it again. I think I saw it a dozen times the first month it was showing. It’s a favorite of Garry’s, too and possibly one of the great musicals of the last century.
We found ourselves relating to the depicted events, mainly the rise of the Nazis in Germany. Talk about how the worm has turned! When you find yourself relating to pre-Nazi Germany and you live in the U.S., it should give one pause to think.
I sometimes fear that too many of our “freedom loving citizens” feel the Nazis didn’t do a good enough job and plan on using their First Amendment rights to kill off even more people.
Way to go America.