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Untitled Poem

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Cecil Rajendra

When small liberties
began to fray…
When their constitution
was being chipped away
When their newspapers
were shut down
When their rule of law
was twisted round
When might became right
and their friends
were carried off screaming
in the pitch of night…
They chose silence
feigned blindness
pleaded ignorance.
And now when the shadow
of the jackboot hangs
ominous over their beloved land
they walk as zombies
unable to distinguish right from
wrong from right
their minds furred with lichens
like the dark side of trees.

Source:
http://journeytoforever.org/keith_cecil.html

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