The Revolution

The Revolution

A Poem by Sarah
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This poem is dedicated Victor Hugo.

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Near the edge of a broken city

Reared against the sky,

Proudly waves a tattered banner

Red and flying high.

 

They say it flies for the People.

For those who cannot hear

The song that is sung for the masses,

The ones who slowly draw near.

 

A leader rises from the ashes,

From the fires that burn,

The heart and soul out of every man

Who pray for Gods swift return.

 

Can you hear the voices ringing?

The shouts of those who live

Under the crushing weight of a ruler

Who rarely does forgive?

 

When the watch lights of their hearts

Find the ones who will fight,

They think of rising up,

To stand up and unite.

 

But when the day comes,

The dawn of a redeeming grace,

They stay underground

Under the foot; in their place.

 

The fighting begins

But the scale is not balanced.

Ones side has power,

While the other just has valiance.

 

The ones who stood up

Once again fall down.

Betrayed by the ones they tried to save.

There is blood all around.

 

And the leader from the ashes,

The last one left alive,

Stares once more at his banner;

The fire of People in his eyes.

 

The men who show no mercy

Once again appear.

They raise their killing hands

And douse the fire before anyone can hear.

 

Can you hear the voices ringing?

The shouts of those who live

Under the crushing weight of a ruler

Who rarely does forgive?

 

When the watch lights of their hearts

Find the ones who will fight,

They think of rising up,

To stand up and unite.

 

But it is not over yet,

No, it’s only just begun

Because the martyr never truly dies

The People will become One.

 

The People will RISE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2011 Sarah


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Sarah
ignore grammar, it's the words that count.

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Awesome poem Sarah! I'm astonished that this amazing poem hasn't gotten more reviews!! I loved how well you described everything that's going on and I felt like I was in the Revolution. It was also a nice touch that you dedicated this poem to the Victor Hugo!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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:) So you know that there are grammatical errors in it, that's good. :) the poem is wonderful the way it is, the feeling it creates inside the reader's mind and heart ( I don't know which part feels so I'm mentioning both.. :) ) while coming towards the end is just classical, sentiments are expressed simply but EFFECTIVELY. Love the way its been written. Good work. .

Posted 9 Years Ago


Thomas Jefferson wld love this poem. It has a heroic feel to it. But it also evoked images of great masses of troops storming east and great masses of troops storming west and of Hitler staring into the eyes of Stalin, a clash of will and ideas. But who has the best ideas now? Who will fight for Nature? But what if we the people are the enemy of Nature? Great read, got me thinking.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Ian
That was awesome Sarah! I stink at poems so this is why I'm reading yours. I'm trying to see what it's like.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This poem really grabbed my attention, it was fluid and well-spoken and made me feel hope. Revolution, is something that has been on my mind a lot of late.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I really loved this. Flows very well, has a good theme, nice ending. Amazing work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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ATG
Very good poem. It was interesting and the words seem well thought out. It was very enjoyable to read and it flowed very well.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Very nice and it is of my favorite book Les Miserable s As a matter of a fact i loved it so much That in watching Hollywoods version I was so entranced i took the lead actors name Liam Neison and gave it to my son as his middle name

Posted 10 Years Ago


Awesome poem Sarah! I'm astonished that this amazing poem hasn't gotten more reviews!! I loved how well you described everything that's going on and I felt like I was in the Revolution. It was also a nice touch that you dedicated this poem to the Victor Hugo!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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