Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

MAY DAY: LET THE WORKERS BUILD RAIL


Let the Workers Build Rail

Let the workers build rail
and let their children have life

We need to transform
diversify
convert
swords into plowshares
it says so in a holy book

some call it the word of god
others say it just makes
good sense
better use of our resources
sitting on the train
gazing out the window
as the world passes by

I want to go back
to the way the good lord
made us
wise advice
swords into plowshares

In the present
the swords rule
the land is paved over
car parks
the earth cries out
for breath

we don't hear
our minds occupied 
$$$ and success
our hearts hardened
we can't breathe

I want to go back 
to the way the good lord
made us
spirit
and love

the children should come first
let them have life

1 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

amen

5/2/14, 5:54 PM  

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