Red and Black

Red and Black

A Poem by The They

This is a poem not only about past errors but also present ones waiting to be made.


Red Black Yellow



No one to turn to.

No one to help you.

In a hypocritical world

We look to him for direction.

We find in him a solution:

Where actions become

The only form of thought,

There lies the virtue of sacrifice.

No one will deny

the purity of blood

Selflessly shed for this dream:

“When these centuries of struggle end,

Paradise will be complete.

Everything is possible.

We can change the world.”

© 2011 The They

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Not bad. It's a scary implication: that fascism will repeat itself. Is this a post-apocalyptic implication or merely a prophecy of our existing world?

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Added on October 18, 2011
Last Updated on October 19, 2011
Tags: politics, fascism, communism, totalitarianism, nazism, hate, fear, isolation, sadness, hopelessness


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