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From the Run Radio

Just to get by

Just to get by

Just to get by

Just to get by

Do you really feel brand new?

Radio stations taking requests

Got me head nodding

Not wanting to get out my truck

Then it hits me,

What the fuck?

I usually drive in silence

Not wanting to hear the ear violence

Now you want to get conscious

In the aftermath of yet another tragedy

But only as long as it takes for me to shower and get dressed

Come back down and it’s the same nonsense

I know I can

I know I can

Be what I want to be

Be what I want to be

How hard are we working?

And I’m not talking about twerking

These incidents are no coincidence

It’s not happenstance but a clear plan

To create disaster and shock

Keep you shackled to the block

Forces unseen, yet to follow the laws of motion written by justice

It’s movement time.

Be. Be. Be.

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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in poem, reflection

 

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No Apologies

I don’t apologize.

Why should I?

For requesting

…a smaller class size?

…a positive quality of life?

…living with no strife?

 

I don’t apologize.

Why should I?

For standing on principle?

For thinking beyond self?

For struggling against those with wealth?

 

I don’t apologize.

Why should I?

For wanting to make a change?

For knowing my union history?

For being able to think critically?

 

I’ll never apologize.

Still think I’m a lie?

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in contract, poem

 

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