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Jim Yerman


Thank You Pete


Pete Seger died yesterday. He was 94 years old
He’s famous for his songs and the stories that they told.

He was a folk singer and activist whose passion never ceased
As he wrote and sang songs about love...nonviolence...and peace.

If I Had a Hammer, and Where Have All the Flowers Gone he would croon
And as a young man growing up in the 70’s I liked the message in his tunes.

His death yesterday came in a world still filled with war and violence and hate
Not the world, I’m sure, he was hoping to create.

It seems there are many people out there who still need to fight, abhor and kill
Perhaps they did not hear his message...perhaps they never will.

But I believe as Pete did, that there are many, many more
Who strive each day to make this world a little better than the day before.

Who instead of making enemies believe in making friends
Who believe that love and kindness will win out in the end.

So thank you Pete for the words and music you so masterfully combined
And may the whole world practice living the legacy you left behind.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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