A Song Of Solidarity

Poem By Alexander Shaumyan

'Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world'

-John Lennon (Oct.9,1940 - Dec.8,1980)


Sometimes we overthink and overweigh
The pros and cons of what the change might be,
Which oftentimes would cripple and delay
The call to action that would set us free.

Our second-guessing as to what is right
And the uncertainty of what's ahead
Would weaken our readiness to fight
And make us seek a compromise instead.

We shouldn't yield to those unaware
Of what the truth is in the sea of lies -
It's time for us to take a leap and dare
To overhaul and revolutionize.

Let them keep saying socialism is dead -
Those dittoheads of failed plutocracy -
For we are neither white, nor black, nor red,
We are the people for democracy.

The starving and the poor left to die
By those preaching markets should be free -
They do not matter to the ones who lie
About equal opportunity.

Let's smash it all and let's begin anew
To build a free and just society
Without wars and profits for a few,
Serving the needs of the community.


October 9,2005

Comments about A Song Of Solidarity

There is no comment submitted by members.


Rating Card

3,5 out of 5
3 total ratings

Other poems of SHAUMYAN

God Bless The Freaks

God bless the freaks
And the deranged,
The ones who are
Violent and strange,

What Is A Poet?

What is a poet but a drunken fool-
a pitiful being that staggers through
local taverns, pathetic and mad,
muttering gibberish to the masses,

To The Masters Of Pretentious Verse

Write what you will,
But your lines do not impress -
Your metaphors, hyperboles
And anaphoras do not contribute

I Love You

I love you-
Do you remember how it was

Take This Body

Take this body, my love,
my body, my love,
feel my knees and my arms,
feel my fingers on your hair,
cold fingers, sad fingers,
kiss my mouth, my love,

Place Where Light Is

In these cold rainy nights,
In these streets, in these dreams
I'll walk in my solitude
To a place where light is.