Tag Archives: impressions

Forsooth

I read the notes that you wrote
I skim the letters that you left
Would anyone else take what you gave?

We’re all looking for something
Keep looking and you’ll find

I found the devil in your words
I found virtue in your sentences
I did the right thing
And now the pieces fall into place

I look at our pictures
I see subtle hints of the future
I see what I thought was true
Was nothing but naivety in love
Or was it an ending in bloom?

(03/09/2008)

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South African Farm (the new Animal Farm)

Idle threats lambaste the ears of the weak
Those in power toll their bells
and the cows that they feed come running

‘Let’s raise an army
and war against the injustice of the land
We’ll lead our people to the Promised Land
Write a constitution in the name of equality
We’ll win their hearts; they’ll be our puppets
As we march to Pretoria we’ll sing our struggle songs
Take from the rich and give to the poor
then forget what we stand for 16 years on’

The young blood of the next generation flows strong
The souls of the past have been reborn
into the bodies of rebels who missed out on all the good protests

‘What do we have left to fight for?
A purer democracy is needed
but we’re benefiting abundantly from this crooked state
We’ve raised our army in the name of equality
We fly the flag and use it as a cloak of murder
We’ve won their hearts and they remain our slaves
We are now the rich; fuck the poor
Remind me please what we stood for…’

Here’s a reminder:
Equality and freedom for all