June 7, 2021
From Gatorna (Sweden)
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2021-06-07

If you’re fighting poverty, it’s political reform. If you donate a small sum to someone in the street then it’s charity, but that’s not to be despised. There’s a good short poem by Bertolt Brecht, A Bed for the NIght

[poem] A Bed for the Night by Bertolt Brecht

I hear that in New York

At the corner of 26th Street and Broadway

A man stands every evening during the winter months

And gets beds for the homeless there

By appealing to passers-by

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It won’t change the world

It won’t improve relations among men

It will not shorten the age of exploitation

But a few men have a bed for the night

For a night the wind is kept from them

The snow meant for them falls on the roadway.

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Don’t put down the book on reading this, man.

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A few people have a bed for the night

For a night the wind is kept from them

The snow meant for them falls on the roadway

But it won’t change the world

It won’t improve relations among men

It will not shorten the age of exploitation

Ms. M.X




Source: Gatorna.info