Old Mar 12, 02, 10:55 pm
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LarryU
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by pynchonesque:
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies...
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Specious Skies

O beautiful for vacant skies,
on towards the fast track lane
for screeners mounting travesties
and on the empty plane!
America! America!
Please stop this lunacy
Don't crown thy good with ineptitude
at gate and security

O rubber-glove clad screeners proved
they can liberate a knife,
tweezers, corkscrews, clippers too
even groping this man's wife!
Swing in the air, your underwear
God mend thine airport door,
confirm thy soul in gate-control,
yield thy freedoms to the law.

O beautiful for pilot's dream
to have no one on their plane
flyers frozen motionless
afraid to board the plane again!
America! America!
God shed his gates to thee,
Don't crown thy good with ineptitude
at gate and security

With thanks to Katherine Lee Bates

http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/o/o003.html



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