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Zack de la Rocha Posts New Poem Supporting Occupy Movement

Zack de la Rocha Posts New Poem Supporting Occupy Movement

Rage Against the Machine/One Day as a Lion frontman, and long-time political activist, Zack de la Rocha has posted a poem in support of the Occupy movement that has been sweeping the U.S. and the rest of the world in the past two months.

De la Rocha wrote the following:

“This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are winning.” - Zack de la Rocha

"The beginning spills through city veins
Into the arteries
And under powers poison clouds
We move like the shadows
Through the alley ways
Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams
Through barren factories
Through boarded schools
Through rotting fields
Through the burning doors of the past
Through imaginations exploding
To break the curfews in our minds

"Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied
A restless fury
Once buried like burning embers
Left alone to smolder
But together stacked under the walls of a dying order
All sparks are counted
Calloused hands raised in silence
Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated
It's flame restores tomorrows meaning
Across the graveyards of hollow promises
As gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial

"And the youngest among us
Stare at us stoned like eyes determined
And say
Death for us may come early
Cause dignity has no price
At the corner of now and nowhere
Tomorrow is calling
Tomorrow is calling

"Do not be afraid"

Photo by David Atlas

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