Insurrection

Insurrection long poem

Uploaded by Darren Scanlon


There’s a line in the sand
drawn in dark distant lands,
where the guts and the glory
and fine marching bands
will all die in the dust
and play into their hands,
till they all say, NO!

Those invisible walls
across seas oh so wide
are not worth all the tears
in the storms where they hide
and the sailors and captains
should close the divide,
they should all say, NO!

Then the skies overhead
drawn with lines of deceit,
like the cracks in the path
beneath cold marching feet,
but the soldiers and victims
should stand in the streets
and should all say, NO!

Let the bullets and bombs
from our very own guns,
never fall on the graves
of our fathers and sons,
let us all walk together
to where it began
and we’ll all say, NO!

All the fortunes and futures
within corrupt hands,
as they roll out the dice
and decide and demand
that the power and glory
is theirs to command,
we must all say, NO!

The dark and the deep fear
of what is unknown
is the harvest we reap
from the seeds they have sown,
for they govern our lives
more than anyone knows,
we must all say, NO!

Will our children be raised
in a world of elites,
where they search through the rubble
for something to eat,
will we then bow our heads
in dejected defeat,
or will we say, NO!

Just a short simple word
with such power to wield
but it leaves no more doubt
about how we all feel,
we must rise up united
in townships and fields
and just all say, NO!

Will we cower and hide
from the one’s who impart
all the laws and the lies
that leave lives torn apart,
or we all stand as one
and raise hell with our hearts
as we all say, NO!

All the pimps and the whores
in their halls upon high,
with their airs and their graces
will start in surprise
as they look upon unity
in all they despise,
when we all say, NO!

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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Aloke
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An eloquent poetic plea for peace ! Good poetry.

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