The news that once again he bit his arm
Because something broke–nuclear alarm
Made me want to write it down
Though risking scorn from those unknown
For though we share our children’s trials
We make each other drink our bile.
Yet -why oh why do some improve?
The strange busy mixtures, the banished food?
The mystical subtract and the timorous add
Was it a germ? Was it a shot?
Do I test his piss, or analyze his snot?
The hands on, the relentless school
The tinkering, tweaking, the next new tool
If you succeed, then I’m a fool.
The enemy’s the neuron!
The enemy’s the Lupron!
The enemy is Jenny!
The enemy is Lenny!
The enemy is Offit!
And Big Pharma’s profit!
Meanwhile families are in need
Our children need love, potential freed
But my kid is way different from yours
So please don’t open my old sores
We don’t know what’s the deep down truth
We don’t really have sufficient proof
What we do know is, we could help each other
Dad to dad, and mother to mother
And so I wish, for this time of year
Let’s all put away the nasty jeer
Let’s muzzle our hate
And try to relate
Let’s tend our own garden
And not let our hearts harden.