Not for Me

Not for Me

I think I’d rather not belong
At this point to the Falun Gong.
The exercises don’t look easy,
And doing them might make me queasy

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I think I’d rather not belong
At this point to the Falun Gong.
The exercises don’t look easy,
And doing them might make me queasy
If all the time I had to dread
A policeman’s club upside the head
Or being snatched and sent away
For education, as they say,
Where I’d be told to disavow
All teachings that are not from Mao,
Which these days is a paradox,
Since Mao did not teach tips on stocks.
So, thanks, I’d rather not belong
At this point to the Falun Gong.

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