Chaplin

“What’s the use in trying” – she sung,
The beautiful Paulette Goddard,
In Modern Times when times were hard,
Together with Chaplin the tramping bard,
What a talent he was little Charlie the tramp,
He made us laugh until we got a cramp,
Small he was yet brave and gutsy to stand,
Unafraid to argue injustice and to comment,
Be it inhumane treatment of the daily worker,
Or the rise of the Nazis and fascists to power,
His speech at the end of the Great Dictator,
Was an amazing naïve statement that rang true,
In 1940 – today – and in the future too,
xox
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