Lusterless

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in OccupyTogether

living
pressed

impassioned within

heresy
breathing

flashes
refracted

wind’s reeking

reachers
unreached

climbers
fallen

monstrous thinking

peaking
impeached

thoughtless
battles

unlustered

we dreamers
fought

by Robert William Gaglione
8 January 1971
from The Collegiate Chronicles
*Note: Four decades ago, we held campus buildings across America. We surrounded the mansions of our university presidents. We protested in the streets. We marched in Washington, D.C.
Napalm and tear gas, along with wicked lies from our government, filled the air.



A Mark Vallen poster, influenced by Mexican satirical printmaker, Jose Guadalupe Posada (1983)

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  1. Robert William Gaglione
    October 15, 2011

    re: “lusterless”

    Byron,
    Thanks for posting my poem.

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  2. Byron King
    October 15, 2011

    you are very welcome. i’m proud to post a poem written in 1971 that speaks to different issues but echoes the same helplessness and anger that is being felt by the youth of today throughout the world.

    hopefully what your generation began, generation X, Y, and Z can finish.

    social justice and world peace is not some sort of silly liberal utopian dream. it can be humanities future if we desire to make it come true.

    damn it to hell, the past repeating itself.

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    • Robert William Gaglione
      October 16, 2011

      Cutting the strings..

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  3. Byron King
    October 16, 2011

    indeed. cutting the strings. is it possible? if history repeats itself continuously we might as well quit trying. there is that glimmer of hope in all idealists to keep the fight going. to severe the strings of our puppet masters. no matter the generation these thoughts continue to surface. to learn from the past. to better the future. for our children’s sake we owe it to them to try.

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  4. Robert William Gaglione
    October 16, 2011

    indeed..for all the children.

    Reply

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