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, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Socialist Party. He recently served as a visiting field organizer with the Boston Branch of Workers World Party. Read other articles by Lamont.