The Kent State Massacre

Nixon invaded Cambodia.
All Hell Broke Loose
They murdered my fellow students at Kent State
More Hell Broke Loose
Then Jackson State
Even more Hell Broke Loose

How could I continue
To study Math and Science
When all Hell was breaking loose
Both Here and there.

I had to take a stand.
Off to law school I would go
To make a difference
For Peace and Against War
The die had been cast.

45 years ago
May 4, 1970
Here I am today
Still fighting for Peace and against War

We learned nothing from Vietnam
Or to be more precise
We learned nothing for the Good
From Vietnam
Just Evil
Kill them all!

We are still at it today
Destroying the Arab and Muslim worlds
“Towel-heads” instead of “gooks”
Our racist and genocidal mentality
Is still the same

But hey!
We started out exterminating Native Americans
From the get-go
The United States of America
Conceived in Genocide
So nothing has really changed
Just taking our Congenital Genocide Worldwide

But God will not be mocked again
Our day of reckoning shall come
Sooner rather than later

I just hope on time
To Save Humanity
From World War III

University of Illinois Law Professor Francis A. Boyle served as Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization on the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence; to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993; and to H.E. Chairman and President Yasser Arafat. The story is told in his book Palestine, Palestinians and International Law (Clarity Press: 2003). He can be reached at: FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU. Read other articles by Francis A..