Old Song

Deliver us from evil
the people cry,
by honest folk
trapped in history
when those with much
always abandon
those with little,
leaving no recourse
to redress of grievance.

• “Old Song” is from Blunt Force, Gary’s unpublished collection that delves into many issues and concerns of our times.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.