Freedom

“Looking back on his life as far as he can see
Pondering teachers and the missing key
They started wanting answers from A thru Z
Avoiding his questions of the birds and bees

He marveled early on about the race for first
Why they wanted him to be so well rehearsed
The ones who knew the numbers and A thru Z
Held a straight flush to win a freedom bell kitty

It’s accepted to incite
Birds when they’re right
As questioners still beg,
If a bee can lay an egg
While jokers holding aces
Throw bullets at faces
Those who come in first
Won’t outrun the hearse

It took sixty minutes for math and A thru Z
Parents let him watch one station of the three
Time flew by, and there’s a lot that hasn’t changed
Just fewer people smoking, unless it’s over blame

Surviving civil rights, rock shots, and music’s craze
Actives make their fame, passives crave their days
And self-directed violence that they all now view
Will corrupt their crests on channels me and you

He made a stake
In the game’s kitty
Held close to his chest
Those bluffing quitters
After claims heard
From joking clowns
The time was just right
Lay his weapon down

It’s accepted to incite
Birds when they’re right
As questioners still beg,
If a bee can lay an egg
While jokers holding aces
Throw bullets at faces
Those who come in first
Won’t outrun the hearse”