Words for the Abandoned (Tim Blickhan)
- Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2009-11-25). Score information: Octavo, 6 pages, 58 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Copyright © 2005 Charles Timothy Blickhan
First published: 2005
Description: No. 2 of "Songs for the Abandoned" (see Composer's Page for the other movements).
Original text and translations
WORDS FOR THE ABANDONED (excerpts)
If you were important, you would be somewhere
else. All the important people have flown away.
If you were blessed as they, you, too
If you can hear me now, you've been appointed
no one to worry about—hiding in a cellar,
coughing in a clinic, crouching in what, yesterday,
could have been a laboratory, could have been a school.
Choices were made. You weren't counted.