A Flock of Birds

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, OccupyTogether

The tides are changing. A storm is swelling.
In real-time. Off shore and abroad.
Global revolution is real. It is now.
Led by a spring of youth who feel misled

Who have gotten degrees and don’t want to beg?
Steeped in debt they want jobs and to be fed
As the global economy teeters on the edge
A cliff so high no one can see the end

What do we need to save us?
Many would think masked men
A group of unknown hackers with no friends
Digital heroes grown from the comic books they read
A mythos grown from the movies they defend

You can see it in the streets
You can read it online
A storm is brewing that knows no borders
Clicktivist ready to protest with their bodies
Against the tyranny their parents built
Against the freedoms for which so much blood was spilt

Forgive them, for they know not what they do
They do not see the decades of social justice work done for me and you
They do not feel the freedom they so easily abuse
They see unemployment lines and dead end jobs
They see all the broken promises Western culture robbed
They do not remember from which we came
The struggles of hard labor so many generations made

For instant gratification is what they have been force fed
They do not see the opportunity from the books they read

For they live in status updates
As they tweet and retweet to their mates
A flock of birds who fly to beat
The drum of revolution
Coming to a neighborhood near you

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