Burroughs's Thanksgiving Prayer

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    A Thanksgiving Prayer
    by William S. Burroughs

    Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons,
    destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts.
    Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison.
    Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger.
    Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin leaving the carcasses to rot.
    Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes.
    Thanks for the American dream, To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through.
    Thanks for the KKK.
    For Reggie-killin' lawmen, feelin' their notches.
    For decent church-goin' women, with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces.
    Thanks for "Kill a Queer for Christ" stickers.
    Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
    Thanks for Prohibition and the war against drugs.
    Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind their own business.
    Thanks for a nation of finks.
    Yes, thanks for all the memories-- all right let's see your arms!
    You always were a headache and you always were a bore.
    Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

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    I sit alone in my four-cornered room starin at candles
    Dreamin of the people I've dismantled
    I close my eyes and in the circle
    Appears the images of sons of bitches that I murdered
    Flashbacks of bodies bein fucked up
    Once I attack, I'm like a pit on a rage that's goin for guts
    Boys used to die when I'm full fo that fry
    I be ebbin when I'm high
    So I say 'fuck' and just let bullets fly
    Like I said before, scarface is my identity
    A homicidal maniac with sucidal tendencies
    I'm on the violent tip, so yo, get a grip
    And bitch, come equipped, ain't takin no shit
    Cause here comes a lunatic
     
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    "After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military."


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    "Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."

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