Tag Archives: history

Gone

Youth                 gone friends               gone family                gone sanity                 gone religion              gone hope                   gone dreams              gone patience            gone fear                    gone anger                 gone hatred               gone towers               gone smoke               gone 16                      years gone.                It seems              as though            the only                 thing left                   is war.

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Gold

We cannot leave we cannot go back we have nowhere to go back to we’re stuck here on stolen land our native tongues cut off, cry out for home cry out for culture cry out for ancestors in languages long forgotten, … Continue reading

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Nineteen-Seventeen

100 years of drums pounding rockets red-glaring and blind men staring 100 years of red, white, and blue doing what we do best God save the queen and fuck the rest.   Leave your family leave your farm we don’t … Continue reading

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Swords Of Qādisīyah

Time for a photo-op smile, in a mile it’ll be a frown. Heres the keys to conquest bow your head as heavy swords strike you down.   Thirteen-hundred years gone by still celebrate spilled blood swords fade in the rearview … Continue reading

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14th Of July Bridge

Suspended in time no reasons to rhyme toss more than a dime into dirty water bathe in the mud drown in the blood chew on the cud prepare for the slaughter        

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Jordan River Blues

I’ve got the Jordan River blues they’ve got me on the news, I’m drowning. Rivers of blood flowing carloads of tourists going wine-tasting and manger praying eating stolen olives we’re black sheep grazing too far out while I’m walking on … Continue reading

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People’s History (an ode to Tom Joad)

The people I know are in it to win the people i know have read Howard Zinn the people I know have sights set on victory the people i know know our people’s history my people are people that fight … Continue reading

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