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Where is old Bob Dylan
When righteous people need him?
With jackals in the White House
Now democracy is bleeding?

He used to sing the songs
Of good and needy people’s plights,
He used to be the first one round
To help to fight the good fight.

But now there’s honest, decent folk
Locked away in secret gaols,
Read no rights, not even charged
Permitted no right to bail.

No lawyers to represent them
As their interrogation goes on and on,
Bush-Obam-Trump denied them basic rights
As part of his evil pogrom.

So where is Bob Dylan now
When good, decent people need him,
Denied even visits from their friends
From their kith and kin?

Locked away in secret bunkers
For two hundred days and nights,
Denied all hope or liberty
Denied even basic human rights.

So where has old Bob Dylan gone?
Now he’s off somewhere in hiding,
Where have all the fighters gone?
All no longer fighting.

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About this poem

In the 1960s and 1970s, freedom fighters like Bob Dylan proliferated. In the 2000s when an evil fascist pig, like Maddog Bush, was in the White House it seems the freedom fighters were in hiding. They could take on a Johnson or a Nixon, but a Maddog was too much for them.

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Written on February 15, 2009

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on July 09, 2021

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