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A response to the display of the piano on which John Lennon wrote the song "Imagine" .
Why must they ferry that

wretched instrument around?

To all these sad

and tragic places?

They're not the place

for that evil rock music.

What is it doing here? Why here?

Where the worst of man

reared its ugliest head.

Munich, Dallas, Ground Zero,

China, The death camps,

The Murrah building.

Can't this world see?

That music like this,

men like him,

Lyrics like this,

cause these evil things?

Well, don't they?

Or is it when faith and flag,

God and country,

Our most precious beliefs

are taken and twisted into evil things themselves?

I can't imagine anything

above us but only sky,

I'd be lost without God,

but there are times when

we look at the world...

And the piano player

who asked us

to imagine a world

without posessions,

religon or country,

When those pearls are tarnished

in their own defense.

Imagine a world without them?

I'm tempted to understand.

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