Monday, October 14, 2013

The Lies They Fed Us – v2

Those in power
conjuring a dream,
nightmare, shackles,
the lies they fed us
finding nothing really there

Hope in the streets
true freedom from oppression
bound in the shackles
prisons of their making
chasing a pipe dream

We were never attaining
going, shouting, striving
seeking our real freedom
lies they fed us, tinny
ringing in our ears

Edited October 14, 2013
The Lies They Fed Us – v2
October 7, 2011
The Lies They Fed Us
Wall Street protests
March 17, 2011
calling on President Obama and the world
to act in the Middle East, especially in Libya and Bahrain,
to stand with the people
yearning to breathe free
and not worrying about the results,
that it is always right to stand for basic human rights
on the transformations since the beginning of January -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Oman,
Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Djibouti, Mauritania, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, etc.

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