Friday, January 2, 2015

"The Rhythm of Time"

There is an inner thing in every man,
Do you know this thing my friend?
It has withstood the blows of a million years,
And will do so to the end.

It was born when time did not exist,
And it grew up out of Life;
It cut down evil's strangling vines,
Like a slashing, searing knife.

It lit fires when fires were not,
And burnt the mind of men;
Tempering leadened Hearts to steel,
From the Time that Time began.

It wept by the waters of Babylon,
And when all men were a loss;
It screeched in writhing agony,
And  hung bleeding from the Cross.

It died in Rome by lion and sword;
And in defiant cruel array;
When the deathly word was "Spartacus",
Along the Apian Way.

It marched with Wat the Tyler's poor,
And frightened lord and king;
And it was emblazoned in their deathly stare,
As e'er a living thing.

It smiled in Holy innocence,
Before conquistadors of olde;
So meek and tame and unaware,
Of the deathly power of gold.

It burst forth through pitiful Paris streets,
And stormed the olde Bastile;
And marched upon the serpent's head,
And crushed it 'neath its heel. 

It died in blood on Buffalo Plains,
And starved by moons of rain;
Its Heart was buried at Wounded Knee,
But it will come to rise again.

It screamed aloud by Kerry lakes,
As it  knelt upon the ground;
And it died in great defiance,
As they coldly shot it down.

It is found in every Light of Hope,
It knows no bounds nor space;
It has risen in Red and Black and White,
It is there in every Race.

It lies in the Hearts of Heroes dead,
It screams in tyrant's eyes;
It has reached the peaks of mountains high,
It comes searing 'cross the skies.

ILights the Dark of this prison cell,
It thunders forth its might;
It is "The Undauntable Thought", my friend,
That thought that says, "I'm right."

~Bobby Sands

2 January, 2015

1 comment:

  1. ~Bobby Sands was twenty-seven years of age when he died on hunger-strike on 5 May, 1981. He died in the H-Block prison hospital, Long Kesh, on the sixty-sixth day of the strike. Nine other men would bravely follow him, as the days progressed. There names would become an important part of Ireland's history, as their deaths had a lasting effect in advancing the cause of Freedom in Ireland. Their deaths, and their cause, would be echoed in many other nations, as well. These were Ten incredibly brave, young Irishmen, that chose a non-violent way to die for their beliefs in Country and Freedom.

    ~Bobby Sands~ a Poet and a Soldier.

    ~We Remember...We Remember.