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Poetry in Protest

I’ve been absolutely floored by yesterday’s repeal of the ACA and replacement with the disgusting AHCA, which essentially robs the poor to lower taxes for the rich. I have to believe that time will prove these callous politicians to be in the wrong and that the march of progress will win out, but the fight looks to be a long one.

With this in mind I was reminded of the long fights that others have been through to secure rights and see their beliefs and freedoms recognized. Bobby Sands, a controversial Irish poet who died in prison in 1981 while on a hunger strike, wrote beautiful poems about this fight, this march towards the future, and the difficulties faced along the way.

The Rhythm of Time
by Bobby Sands

There’s an inner thing in every man,
Do you know this thing my friend?
It has withstood the blows of a…

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