I Will Fight for You by Atara Schimmel

she

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

win

 

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

motionless

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

death

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