Activists pop up in each major city
Like grass through a crack in the sidewalk
Through the broken system we rise
Proof of life’s resistance to the destructive system we’ve created.
Slowly but surely we break down the walls
Out pours art, music, poetry, novels
Filled with the passion we were told to keep down
Keep quiet, crush our resistance with rules
Codes of Conduct, Religions, Promises
Of Peace, Happiness, Material Things
But we know better.
We know the angst in your soul
We see the misery produced
Not just for those who buy in
But everywhere surrounding them.
Children starving, women killed by remote control
We see the oceans dying, the rainforests felled
We see that greed begets greed
And we won’t sit idly by any longer.
We stand for factory workers on the other side of the world.
We stand for indigenous peoples, wanting only to continue to live peacefully.
We stand for families living in fear of destruction raining from the sky.
We stand for child soldiers, child prostitutes, child workers.
We stand for fast food workers, Wal-Mart Slaves, and corporate whipping boys.
We stand for the new generation of human kind, and our animal brethren.
We stand for our Mother Earth and Father Sky.
We will not be broken; We will not be stopped.
Each one who falls will be held up by our collective resolve.
IT IS TIME.