And So We Marched . . .

Abandon not 

The Light of Freedom!

Fight! Before Bare Masts! 

And Hot Cannons! Fight!

With All Meaning! Fight!

And So We Marched . . .

In Single

Straight Lines

To Sign

Our Names

So Our Children

Would Know!

Their future

Was Why

Our Blood


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The tune

Has turned

Our Children

A burden, 

Their future

A churn,

Hung round

Our necks

To remind us

They’ll Burn;

If We Fail

To follow 

The Message 

As found at

With Freedoms Rage!


With the Same Fire

that drives

Chelsea Manning,

Julian Assange,

Glenn Greenwald


Edward Snowden


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