Joseph Hayde’s Mass in Time of War
Performed on December 6, 2016 by the BMCC Downtown Chorus and Hunter College Choir
J. Rahshemah Floyd: I soprano
Name calling, finger-pointing, what happened way back when, your spouse shady past, I will, you won’t, your bad, I’m good, lets play a game of show and tell, smart, dumb, rude, polite, pretend, fake, family values, no values, …………… This sums up what the Presidential election had been like.
We the people deserve to be represented by a President who will not play politics, but understand the seriousness and importance of being elected to a high political postilion means to serve for the common good of the nation. Being the President should not become a personal agenda, or another notch on an individuals political belt; nor about making history ( Hillary) and proving that anyone with money ( Trump) can run for president. Our nation is in crisis, we are faced with terrorist attacks, natural disasters, homelessness, high unemployment, racism, classim, and war.
Hey, I have an idea, the candidates should spend their time and money coming up with solutions to real life problem then they wouldn’t have time for the MUG SLINGING.
What Say you?
All the crops are rotting raw
All the days we march to order
All the men are sent to war
Guard we must the country’s border
All the grasses black become
All the soldiers with disease
How was our good will undone?
What has made us us ill at ease?
On the plains no tigers found
Oxen too have fled from sight
Saddened soldiers hold their guard
Resting not, through day and night
Through the bushes foxes run
Tails and shadows in the grasses
To the battle soldiers come
Chariot after chariot passes
~ Book of Songs. Zhou Dynasty~