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



by uncaring men

who see pliant flesh

sweet, pale

to plant their heated flags.




do you know this?



Unsnap thy muzzle

let Loose thy teeth

Howl at greed


they would let us burn

our children living

as kindling


do you see this?



Release thy feet

March thy kin

have them Topple


they would let us choke

until our breath

is sold


have you felt this?



leave thy anger Freed

Label these men true

as Fools


destroy such arrogance


for men above our world.

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