Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Why they revolt

After crop failures and starvation
The taxes steal the last remnants of food
Leaving children to starve and no solution
Filled with ire towards the king and his men
The hungry and poor take their farming tools
And turn them to weapons to be used in revolution
There is no better answer, nature failed this season
And the king could not forgive all the taxes
Or he'd be seen as a fool
But the revolution has its reasons
And if it succeeds or fails
The results could be ever lasting
For throwing off one master
For another
Means nothing
But here
They have no plan
Only to kill
And to be free
Of a master's hand

(with K├Ąthe Kollwitz art now in public domain)

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