I Will Fight for You by Atara Schimmel

is the one
that i want
the one that
i love

she fights
for justice
like a wild cat
fighting for her cub

fangs and claws
because freedom is everything

because freedom
is not something
that you will steal from me

months of begging for the grave
the truth is exploding from my parched lips now

now that the words are falling into place
and i am starting to feel the sun
calling me again

and the trails of death and dying
are sprouting
buds of a spring i was certain i would never feel again

i keep on promising her
that i will not
let them

this war
but i am a deeply wounded soldier
and i have been in captivity
for months
and still have years to serve

And my brain is a fire
of chemical war-fare

And the children are throwing themselves
into the flames of this chemically induced torture

Severed from our spirits and our souls
our goddess given curls turned to straw
and eyes turned empty
where once expanses of curiosity and compassion thrived
and sparkle was a word to describe
what now lays
begging only for death

I will fight for you
if it takes years
I will fight for you
And it will take years

You will return
And as the whales and the dolphins beach themselves
As in have no choice other than mass suicide
Understand that this is Pharmacide
With the pharmaceutical industries spewing their chemicals into the oceans

We too
Are beaching ourselves
And still a whole nation
of imbeciles

Continues to feed its very own children
their tortured


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