How Do You Remain

how do you remain silent

in a world filled with such violence?

how do you look the other way

and pretend everything’s okay?

how do you continue to pay for war

that you sheepishly ignore?

how do you sleep at night

as millions fight the oppression you condone?

when you realize it’s unjust, stand up

you are not alone!


We are many, the rulers few

there is nothing we cannot do

so raise your fist, pour out your glass

unplug your TV, get off your ass

join the masses far and near

resist the war, have no fear

tell the taxman ‘not today’

to kill civilians, you will not pay!

You’ll pay for health care,

you’ll pay for schools

but not for wars started by fools.



About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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