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First they came for ….

January 4, 2017 - 16:14 -- Admin

First they came for Aboriginal people
And I did not speak out
Because I was not Aboriginal

Then they came for asylum seekers
And I did not speak out
Because I was not an asylum seeker

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

The new – a poem

January 1, 2017 - 02:55 -- Admin

The new

There is no new
In the new
The sales go on
Every day
So too the children we raise
To sell themselves
Each new morn
Like us

Their time is tomorrow
Built on our sorrow
And our joy
Each boy, and girl
The world feeted
Twirled, seated
Taken, beaten

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

December 30, 2016 - 15:58 -- Admin

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware
The gentle rhythm, the flowing care
That takes your hand and pleasures there
The sweet unknown of yesteryear

You waken as in sleep, again
The slow timing of sweet pretend
That takes the journey to an end
Repeating life to beginning, then

Sing with me in the rain

December 26, 2016 - 20:51 -- Admin

Sing with me in the rain

I shall stand in the rain
And yell at the clouds
Loudly, aloud
Allowed in old age
The place where rage
Grows and knows,
Knows what?

Not much
Hence the rage
And writing on a page
The words of anger
Of danger that haunts
Our meaning
Meaningless
There is no feeling
No kiss

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