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Sonnet of the WeekJune 13, 2020

Get Up, Stand Up

We wait with bated breath for change to come,
As if the job belonged to someone else.
But no, it’s up to us to beat the drum,
To sound the peal of equality’s bell.

Stasis defines the establishment way.
Power will always subjugate the meek.
Their technique is to distract and delay,
Burgers and beer leave us no chance to speak.

Four Hundred Years, the great Bob Marley sang,
And to this day, America can’t see—
The Man, the System, we all must harangue.
Get Up, Stand Up if we want to be Free.

The time at last has come, and so it seems—
Make enough noise and we realize our dreams.


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