Monday, November 21, 2011

De La Rocha Pens Occupy Poem

Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha has released an Occupy Wall Street poem in solidarity for the protesters.

"This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are winning."

The beginning spills through city veins

Into the arteries

And under powers poison clouds

We move like the shadows

Through the alley ways

Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams 

Through barren factories 

Through boarded schools 

Through rotting fields 

Through the burning doors of the past 

Through imaginations exploding 

To break the curfews in our minds

Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied 

A restless fury 

Once buried like burning embers 

Left alone to smolder 

But together stacked under the walls of a dying order 

All sparks are counted 

Calloused hands raised in silence 

Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated 

It's flame restores tomorrows meaning 

Across the graveyards of hollow promises 

As gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial

And the youngest among us 

Stare at us stoned like eyes determined 

And say 
Death for us may come early

Cause dignity has no price 

At the corner of now and nowhere 



Tomorrow is calling 

Tomorrow is calling

Do not be afraid

News Article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Mad boy grips a pen.....with a fistful of........." LOL.