Don’t Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Dylan Thomas:

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I wish I had a platitude to help us all get through this evil fuckery, but I don’t. I know technically this battle is not over, and there is always the possibility that things could turn around.

Keep phoning, keep using your voice, it is your best weapon. Don’t let them silence you. Don’t go gentle into that good night.

I will say this: be kind to your Facebook Rage Uncles in Possum Hollar: they are about to get the screwing of a lifetime. And remember, we wanted universal healthcare and that includes them, too. Also.

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2 Responses to Don’t Go Gentle Into That Good Night

  1. moeman says:

    Man, I don’t live in the States and I feel beat up for my American neighbours that don’t deserve this kind of shit in fucking 2017. Like TG and the headlining The O! (See what I did there) keep fighting and fuck the war hero.

    http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/John-McCain-is-no-one-s-hero-anymore-11400366.php

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  2. motocat1 says:

    Thanks for Dylan Thomas poem. It’s been many years since I read that. How apropos.

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