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it’s a feeling I haven’t experienced in far too long
August 21, 2014
I wrote this poem a while ago, but I feel like it was meant to be written for the people of Ferguson, MO. I am reposting this in solidarity with those struggling for their most natural freedoms, rights, and justice in Ferguson, Missouri. I have compassion for you.
A transition in play
Lives in the Balance
Children at the Cannons
A government at war
With its lifeblood
With its people.
What Zen being would allow this?
What true man of might would allow this?
Women in the streets
Children under beds
Men in riot gear
What do you want with democracy?
An eye on every corner,
An ear at every mouth!
A battle against an enemy
Who turns you on yourself,
Forcing you to
Compromise your liberties
Compromise your finances
Compromise your worth
I lost a brother today.
He was stoned to death in the streets,
Feeling the unholy terror of true life,
A struggle, burning his candle at both ends
For the futures of men who couldn’t
Give a holy flying fuck about his sacrifice,
Lost in their decadent ignorance.
I lost a sister today.
I never met her,
Nor would any man know her,
The way she dreamed –
Only in the destructive rage of chaos
Ripping her to shreds until she could bear
Life no more and silently gave way
To the enveloping darkness of
Their despair is our hope,
Our only hope
In a universe so goddamn twisted
We can find no meaning
They struggle as we watch,
Bought into the entertainment,
The fashion show of disgust,
Paraded before our ravenous eyes,
Shrieks falling on deaf ears.
Our infallibility is our emotional distance,
Insulated from the only truth we know: