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Robert Okaji: The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

Such small lives we’ve led,

diffident, quiet, until

provoked.

 

Remove our words,

we become steel

and sharp stone,

fletched softwood

splitting the air,

string reverberating,

singing resist,

resist.

 

Fear not

who we are now.

 

Consider tomorrow.


 

Copyright 2018 Robert Okaji.

First published in Outcast Poetry. Included in Vox Populi by permission of the author.

8 comments on “Robert Okaji: The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

  1. pranabaxom
    November 7, 2018

    Loved it.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. randyjw
    November 6, 2018

    Powerful.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. merrildsmith
    November 6, 2018

    Wonderful, Robert! It reverberates.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Stunning ink, Robert! And so so true!

    Liked by 2 people

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