Saturday, 25 July 2009

brecht mocked the establishment

brecht mocked the east german government
for chiding the workers
when they rose against oppression

he said wouldn't it
be easier to dissolve the people
and elect another?

earlier, just after the war
he mocked those who expressed horror
at the Holocaust

he mimicked them (paraphrasing)
whilst war, normally fair and decent
this time went too far
and that is a matter of great regret

good mockery bertolt
good writer too
shame you didn't quite know
how a good society was to be fashioned

then again, who does?

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