To Sit At Their Feet

Artwork: Sian Williams

This world is cruel

it steals our breath

 

This world is fury

it burns our homes

 

This world is hateful

it drowns our words

 

This world is bruised

beaten

broken

by uncaring men

who see pliant flesh

sweet, pale

to plant their heated flags.

 

 

 

do you know this?

hark

 

Unsnap thy muzzle

let Loose thy teeth

Howl at greed

 

they would let us burn

our children living

as kindling

 

do you see this?

hark

 

Release thy feet

March thy kin

have them Topple

 

they would let us choke

until our breath

is sold

 

have you felt this?

hark

 

leave thy anger Freed

Label these men true

as Fools

 

destroy such arrogance

 

for men above our world.

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