By Philip Reyes
Roar goes the crowd at the big party.
Roar go the engines of a million Model T’s.
Roar go the horns of the Harlem Renaissance.
Will the world again rest from all the noise?
Roar goes the movies.
Roar goes the radio.
Roar goes the jazz club with dancers up all night long.
Will the world again sleep to rest from all its motion?
Roar go the flappers.
Roar go the lounges of speakeasies.
Roar goes the laughter of people having the time of their lives.
Will the world again care about more than selfish fun?
Roar go the cash registers.
Roar go the vacuums.
Roar goes the bull market with get rich dreams.
Will the world again care to give rather than take?
Roar go the politicians.
Roar goes the mob.
Roar go the schemes of men in power.
Will the world again value honesty and integrity?
Watch out you do not go too fast or get too proud.
It might all come crashing down.