"Jerusalem Road" w&m fred hallman c.2015

The Jerusalem Road

Mmmm, lonesome and beat up and bleary, I plopped beside my dog down on a bench.

Wore out and wasted and weary, I cooten’ move another inch,

when I fell asleep and saw every nation, people and tribe down to a man,

Gathered at the cradle of civilization, just as if it were all planned.

They were marchin’ southeast from a sea of glass, right where old Baghdad used to stand.

Then the trumpets all ceased, there was a moment of Peace, before it all hit the fan.

There was a Dragon pinned down in the desert. There was a Lion looking coyly at a Lamb.

And last and so least, some unspeakable beasts, were butchering in Bethlehem.

Mmmm, the ghosts of Cain and Abel are goin’ at it still today.

Killin’ their brother ‘cause their Father liked the other,

Best at least that’s what they say down on the Jerusalem Road…Yeah, the Jerusalem Road.

Mmm, ya’ better pray for the peace of the stones of the street they, carry such a heavy load.

Down on the Jerusalem road, yeah the Jerusalem road.

Then I woke up and picked up a paper, from the ground to wrap around me for the cold,

And the headline screamed at me so I started to read and Lord a chill ran through my soul.

It said the ghosts of Cain and Abel are goin’ at it still today.

Killin’ their brother ‘cause their Father liked the other, best at least that’s what they say

Down on the Jerusalem Road…Yeah, the Jerusalem Road.

Mmmm, better pray for the peace of the stones of the street they carry such a heavy load

down on the Jerusalem road.

Yeah, the Jerusalem road, that damned ole’ Jerusalem road, don’t go down the Jerusalem road,

Whoa ohoh, Jerusalem road, whistle past that old Jerusalem road, Mmm, Jerusalem road….

(and fade)

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In the interest of bending over backwards I hereby include a Jewish funeral procession..

(Biggest I could make it)

and a Christian one..

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w & m copyrighted and produced 2015-fred hallman

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Comment by fred hallman on November 3, 2015 at 1:14pm

From Abel's murder till today, people have been and are being murdered in the name of righteousness.

I've got it made. I'm just being insulted and humiliated.

Hallelujah!

An apocalyptic blues number ala Dylan's "All along the watchtower!"

It's amazing what you can produce electronically nowadays.

Comment by Arthur James on November 3, 2015 at 2:08pm

`

Fred hallman...

Bernadette Prince...

A Benevolent Person...

`

For years has resubscribed me

and my Farmer Son ` The Sun '

Magazine - ( I always ` hit ' the

Comment-Letters to a ` Editor

First... 

I stop by to say? I read ` Christian

Century - Thinking Critically. Living

Faithfully - I met ` Historian - Martin

E. Marty - huh ` Of all Odd - Places

`? ' The Clinton White House - My

Son ( Farmer ) and I were invited by

`

Maxine Hong Kinston to attend a 

Humanitarian Award - Martin E.

Marty was another - Recipient.

`

Wendell Berry was - Honored -

Recently - W.B. - Was ` Awed '

`? ' He said Your the First Of -

Presidential Powers Who Would 

Even Talk With Me. He Thanked

Michelle Obama For Her Back

Yard Garden. Wendell Berry

Carries a Toothbrush in  a

Shirt Pocket just/jest? In a

Case He is Arrested? Why a?

`

For Speaking Truth to? Ill/bred-

Evil-Dark-Tyranical red blooded-

Murderous-Killers... Aye Truths-

`

I get Home and reread Your Writ-

Slowly, and Pause, and No Be one-

Full - UGH - BLIND ILL RANCOUR-

`

Vulgar

Ill/bred

sorta a

ill? a

hope no

reprobate

`?~`cc' a

fun cathartic

pops-off

`~' I'll read

slowly off-

line so? o?-

no do ask?-

`

It don't mean nothin'

...coded... cryptic...

sacred...secular...

We Be Human?

`~' thanks ` (cc)-

inspirational...

You no Ever Do

Delete me Yet.

`~.~'  Thanks.

`

Comment by alsoknownas on November 3, 2015 at 3:02pm

Isn't this the same post as the other day except now with only one comment.

I was deleted yesterday as were others.

Your choice obviously.

I was raised with Salvation Army ministers all around on one side of the family Fred.

Life to them was beautiful but sad.

A funeral was called a Promotion to Glory.

Comment by Arthur James on November 3, 2015 at 3:25pm

`

it a good/fun idea?

dance at a funeral?

giggle as We dance.

`

Ralph Waldo Emerson said?

`

We Love a Child.... Children 

are so lovely ( paraphrased )

but a Good Mother is Glad

When  She Gets a Child To-

Go To Sleep and Be In Peace.

`~' I stop off here after their

was a P.U. ( not my P.U. ) that

Broke. The Engine Conked and

Began Smoking - PU Broke and

I Was asked to Pick-Up a stranded

Farm-Low-Wage- Farmer-Helper

`~'

Comment by fred hallman on November 3, 2015 at 3:48pm

Yes AKA, it is exactly the same, but yesterday it was hijacked by haters.  If you think your comment was unfairly treated tell me what it was (didn't keep copies) and I'll be happy to explain myself.

Comment by fred hallman on November 3, 2015 at 3:51pm

And Art...except for the ugh rancorous part I understood it.  I think you're actually hitting a more communicative prose note lately.  Good work!

Comment by Arthur James on November 4, 2015 at 5:44am

`

Well done..

`

I am listening to

5- antiwar - kill -

ant-hate - lie -

Five Vietnam Songs

`

I might go read a old post

@ ATLANTIC FREE PRESS -

A Daily Reflection of  War -

by  ` Art James - Vietnam -

`

Hard Truths For Hard Times -

& Mary Gravit's Informative & a

Teaching Post - ( I Hope It There )

`,~ (cc)

They No Delete - It was  ` EMPIRE 

BURLESQUE - SISTER SITE ` Chris

Floyd - He invited me to babble.

`~'  It was my first try at truing.

Trying to Communicate from

my wounded war weary heart.

`,'

`

Comment by fred hallman on November 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

I understand.

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