Breaking the peace (M1)

May 15, 2002

Hey you, stop beating me
you can't scare me to be silent
you may blame the refugees
you, you can't see the real
enemy, behind the wall
where the refugees sing,
singing softly
jerking tears
blame them, beat the silence
their sown up lips
their ripped up faces
torn and degraded
by your discrete razor wire
crush us,
run us over, beat us
break us
one silent city morning
is torn by 20 horses
hundreds of robots dressed in blue
hey you, you who arrested me
for breaking the peace
of the justified torture


From Green Left Weekly, May 15, 2002.
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