But there's goin to be a revolution

But there's goin to be a revolution

A Poem by Erin Sky

Title refers to the verse that goes "But there's goin to be a revolution / the yout talk about it all day long / it is inhaled in every spliff / it detonates in every system" from "Springblade" by Kamau Brathwaite.



suck it in, bring it deep and sturdy

this hand-stinging, eye-clinging smell


of children in the rough, sleeping on diamonds



aye, e’ery rebels son, e’ery fated daughter

rises toward the coming sun


lights the green, green lives afire

suck it in, spicy winter air


soil red like the skin of those you kill

peace pipes and poverty


no more Christmas cards and cheap smokes

rally on cobbled streets


this is revolution

is voice volition


hyperion slips, glowing, through eyelash bars

speculates and liberates on a wind at sunrise

© 2008 Erin Sky

Author's Note

Erin Sky
I flicker between hating and liking this, is it understandable?

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yeah, it's understandable. im the same way w/ a lot of mine.
hmmm...it's really pretty, but i don't quite know what it means. it's boggling my brain, but i like it.

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Added on February 26, 2008
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Erin Sky
Erin Sky

Ithilien, Gondor

I hear I'm a bit cryptic, for all my loquacity; I talk too much, due to all I need to say; I am Gemini, and astrology is bollocks; I'm narcissistic, and hate myself for it; I dwell in irony, in the ra.. more..