NINETY NINE PERCENT IN TENTS

NINETY NINE PERCENT IN TENTS

A Poem by Strider Marcus Jones
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A poem about love, protest, social resistance and revolution.

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NINETY NINE PERCENT IN TENTS

 

in the compound of this room

we make our tent

with revolution’s loom

knitting a firmament

that challenges corrupt times

with solemn slogans

to plutarch totems

simply marked on cardboard signs.

resistance kindles in the dark

and breathes new poetry and art

like a cultural tsunami

elites can’t beat with armies.

these sincere spears

of human spheres

stand soft spoken,

peaceful, but not broken

like disciples in fabric domes

chanting social justice tomes

while Jesus circles existential

throwing speculators from the temple.

we don’t need money in our tent

to make each other feel so spent-

only the sea shore, forest and mountains

to trickle streams and spurt fountains,

unlocking love when the cradle rocks

the secret rhythm of intimate clocks.

 

Copyright Strider Marcus Jones from his 4th book WOODED WINDOWS. 4th November, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

 


© 2017 Strider Marcus Jones



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Strider Marcus Jones
Strider Marcus Jones

Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom



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Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law graduate and ex civil servant from Salford/Hinckley, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry Society, his five publishe.. more..

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