Dynamite Hill

grown men
sprayed fire hoses
on small children.
dropped bombs
on wooden churches.

they say god
was well and alive
back then
yet klansmen
ruled the world.

this was the world
they called
in the nineteen sixties.

Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press and Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Socialist Party. He has recently served as field staff in Baltimore, Ferguson, Oakland, Boston and Philadelphia. In February 2015, he traveled to both Syria and Lebanon with Ramsey Clark and Cynthia McKinney. Follow him on Twitter @LamontLilly. Read other articles by Lamont.