A May Day Poem:

Revolution—Nothing Less!

May 26, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF) forwarded this poem from a prisoner, with a note dated May 1, 2013 saying: "Happy May Day to all of you! All of us behind the walls appreciate everything you all do for us. It feels good to be a part of the whole that is struggling for the emancipation of all humanity. Thank you PRLF, volunteers, and donors!"



Revolution—Nothing Less!

Revolution—nothing less is the only way;
         to usher in a better day!
For the only way to evolve and grow;
         is the obsolete, outmoded, reactionary
         things must go.
I was destined to end up forgotten,
         wasting away in a High Security cell;
until BA challenged me and now I refuse
         to fail!
As I study the BAsics to strengthen my
it’s enlightenment and empowerment
         for a better world I find.
Who thought someone like me who have
         taken so much could give something
And, to find one that is willing to sacrifice
         to give humanity what it lacks!
So, I challenge all my brothers and sisters
         in lockdown;
to embrace and engage this knowledge
         I’ve fortunately found.
Now as we struggle for a better, more
         equal way of life;
As we continue to emotionally and
         intellectually fight.

         Remember revolution—nothing less;
for humanity is truly worthy of our
         very best!

                                         In the Struggle


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