Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Ode to fighting youth

Youth will fight
but there are fighting youth
and youth spoiling for fight
where blood can flow and flow
and it’s the blood of others that spill
Youth will fight
for causes that get lost in battle
where slogans erupt from substance and resolve
collapse in the replacement of narrative
the translation of revolution into power
and ideal for anything-goes
but youth will rise
with or without a t-shirt
spurred less by icon than by heart
untrapped by trappings
barefoot and naked
like innocence,
ready for slaughter
and not slaughtering.

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