Innocent Man. (first published Painted Words, BRIT. Campus 2007-8)


Innocent Man

man in a dark room
twenty-plus years contemplating doom
longing for the day his people will rise
longing for the day he can see hatred’s demise

day after day
has time to resolve his fate
insults, tortures, beatings
can’t bring himself to start pleading

dreams of a land
where we all walk hand in hand
man, woman, child
less the savagery of the wild

somewhere deep inside
he can hear the trumpets sounding
tears well in his eye
pulse is fast, heart’s pounding

sing the song of the innocent man
sing a lament for hatred in this land
life and death of good people
of god’s people—should not be in the hands of a man
that you would not trust to show up to his duty

a man of Wilde Ostentations, once wrote
“Patriotism is the Virtue of the Wicked”
no truer words hath ever been spoken

sing the song of the innocent man
sing a lament for hatred in this land

prick us do we not all bleed

wrong us do we not all revenge?
rise up and stop the imprisonment

rise up and fight for justice
if not will we not all die?

sing the song of the innocent man
sing a lament for hatred in this land

rise up and stop the imprisonment
rise up and fight for justice—rise up

 

 

 

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About jameswfrobertsdapoet

Emerging Poet and Writer. From Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. I present a show called Crazy Talk/Word Berserk, on www.phoenixfm.org.because I believe in what Phoenix has to offer. No where else will you get the diversity of Gospel, Country music shows, Koori themed shows and Poetry and Experimental music? My father, Bryan did a show on 3CCC in the 1980’s called the Keyboard Hour for a bout 8 years, until he died. That is partly why I joined Phoenix but mainly it’s because of the diversity we offer people and also I really do feel that we are an important vehicle, an important voice for the Community at Large. My interests are Poetry, Literature, Music, Movies, Cultural Awareness and Philosophical pursuits. My show is basically a Late Night Radio Show for Artists, Poets, Musicians and Creative Thinkers of all types to come and inform, enjoy, entertain and inspire each other. So join me and my guests from the local Artistic Community to be inspired, to be entertained and informed
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