KARL MARX IN AUGUST (The Fall of Russian Stalinism)

Submitted by AWL on 25 July, 2008 - 6:12 Author: Sean Matgamna

KARL MARX IN AUGUST
(To the tune of "Joe Hill")

I dreamt I saw Karl Marx last night,
I saw him standing there,
His hair jet black, no longer white,
Fierce eyes, with a bold young stare:
His eyes had a young man's stare.

I saw Marx youthful, angry there,
I said in my surprise:
"But you grew old, white beard and hair…"
And then Marx cried: "All lies!"
And then Marx cried: " - Damn lies!"

"A ghost to comfort those who'd lost
Their spark, themselves half dead:
They made me old, grey with disgust
- I'm young again!" he said,
"I'm young again," he said.

"Alive again! You see I'm back,
My spirit never fled,
I'm young, bold, vigorous, black:
I'm me again", he said.
I'm me again!", he said.

I dreamt I saw Karl Marx last night,
He stood before me there,
His hair jet black, no longer white,
Fierce eyes, with a young man's stare,
Fierce eyes and a bold young stare.
SO 5-9-91

[The Stalinist Russian Empire collapsed in August 1991]

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