Falling upon an unknown land,
Marcia is holding the cross in her hand,
Stamping her feet across the desert sand,
Her very life has become a contraband.
Staging herself within the midst of life
Screaming in agony, far past the bars she holds.
Begging for redemption, as she stares at the sky,
Dead in the night, more hungry than cold. 
The sounds of bombs can be heard in the distance, 
She's begging to hear the screams, not the silence.
Not caring that she's standing on someone's vomit,
Begging & pleading for the end of the violence. 
6 months without the sign of a druid,
What's left in the mind is the memory of home. 
Dying, now weaker, she stands no longer,
Laying beside a book about the history of Rome. 
It's all the same, bold text to reality,
A mask that she's ripped from what she once wore. 
She hears the march of the Catalonian people,
Realizing that she's free, a slave no more. 
Over the shoulders, she stares back to see,
Months of lies, no longer the contraband.
A new life she begins, a victim of war,
The cross left behind, sinking in the sand.

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Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

VeganSocialist’s Poems (76)

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2 Year Long, Stay Strong 2
A Message To God 1
A Tick Away 0
Falling Tigers 0
God's Unwanted Children 1
Who is Me? 0
De-evolution 0
Suffer the Co-2-ncequenc
Seremos como el Che 0
The World is a Stage 0
Mr. President 0
Proletarians of the World Unite 0
Timmy 0
The Theory is a Lie 2
The Unholy War 0
Celts on the Streets 0
Do You Know The Difference 0
A Decade Away 0
Check 1, 2, Rise Up! 0
Ardi 0
Please, Don't Die 0
The Noble Nobel 1
Anarchy 0
Marcia 0
Livestock's Long Shadow 1
Nerd is the new Punk 0
Rising with the Sun 0
I Am Love 0
The Cove 0
Wild Fires 0
A Dying Dream 0
Resist the G20 0
Illuminating Mountains 0
Zelaya 0
The Fib of Death 0
Nausea 0
Goodnight, Goodbye 0
Gay Pride 0
The Persistence of Memory 0
Crime & Punishment 0
Labor Day 0
Desperate Times, Drastic Measures 0
Global Meltdown 0
An Ocean's Melody 0
You Are Not God 0
The Tunnel 0
History Repeats Itself 0
r Earth
Convincing the Unconvincible 0
Mary 0
The Ward Is Missing A Patient 0
Religion 0
My Logo is No Logo 0
Mystery Girl 2
This Is A Story 0
What About Us? 0
Dear Jack 0
Foe of the Gitmo Show 0
The Birds & The Trees 0
Love Up, Love Down 0
Mirrored Vultures 0
Try & Stop Us 0
A War Torn Orchestra 0
Anjela 0
Swine Flu 0
The Very System 0
Understanding Love 0
My Old Rocking Chair 0
Meredith 0
If Only You Knew 0
Jesus Loves Imperialists 2
Infidel 0
The Venus Project 0
The Ballot or the Bullet of X 1
The Beginning 1