A Letter to the Baby Boomers – Prodigal Sons and Daughters of the Republic
by Stan Faryna
My friend Billy Delaney writes that the Boomers are at the Gates.
And I am reminded of Kipling who wrote, “Stand up and take the war, The Hun is at the gate!”
For all we have and are,
For all our children’s fate,
Stand up and take the war.
The Hun is at the gate!
Outraged, Rudyard Kipling wrote these opening lines to For All We Have and Are in 1914. He wrote to stir the British to war against the looming German threat.
Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire