Snowman in Madrid, by M. Mickenberg

September 2, 2018
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The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 3, January 29, 1938

Morris Mickenberg, Still from With The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain.

Morris Mickenberg, Still from With The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNOWMAN IN MADRID

Franco, Franco,

Generalissimo,

The little kids are making you

Of effigies in snow.

 

Of you, Franco,

Generalissimo!

They’re making you and mocking you

With ordinary snow.

 

You know, Franco,

Generalissimo,

If little kids mix hate and fun –

You know how they will grow.

 

Franco, Franco,

Generalissimo!

Command your cannon’s hardest steel

To strike and lay them low!

 

If not Franco,

Generalissimo,

It happens as the sun comes up –

You melt as does the snow.

~Morris Mickenberg

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