Eric Cockrell


I Am Sick......


i am sick of your justice...
sick of dead bodies strewn,
sick of your bursts of gunfire,
and your bombs without conscience.
sick of the napalm fingers of your equality,
trading flesh for nickels and dime.
sick of your powder and your pills,
sick of the rape of the young girl
beneath your flag!
i am sick of your nuclear bibles,
sick of your buying and trading.
i am sick of the pound of your oil rigs,
sick of the stink of your morality.
i am sick of your hanging trees,
your courtrooms stacked.
i am sick of the money you sleep with,
sick of your colorless freedom.
i am sick of your smokestacks gone silent.
sick of your riot squads gassing.
i am sick of the amendments you've twisted,
sick of your hate and your prejudice...
i am sick of your slavery,
your prisons, your human rights violations.
i am sick of your political lies....

revolution, by common bond,
the choice of integrity, or death!
the dignity of the human soul demands,
that we live or we die!

Submitted: Sunday, June 10, 2012

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  • Miroslava Odalovic (6/13/2012 10:33:00 AM)

    Sick and tired of these?
    W…orld
    I…nternational
    S…yndrome
    D…iscipl ined
    O..n
    M…oney

    A…tlantida
    T…ran sactions

    T…he
    H…ell
    E…ntombed

    P...overty
    R...ich
    I...ntoxication
    C…el ebrity
    E…ndulged

    O…verpriced
    F…inanc es

    O…ver-organized
    U…nidentfies
    R…as cals

    S…ucking
    P…ipe-dreams
    I…n
    N… ever
    E…nding
    S…alvages


    2010.

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