For the Cause

Protestors march for peace
in Bryant Park
beating a drum
to get public attention
for a worthy cause,
not realizing
the well-funded park
is sponsored by capitalists
secure in their profits
who tolerate the event,
ragged demonstrators
unaware of the irony
asking those who fund war
to join and make peace.

Gary Beck spent most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks, 9 published poetry collections, 4 more accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 1 accepted for publication, 2 short story collections and 1 accepted for publication. He lives in NYC. Read other articles by Gary.