Monday, January 25, 2010

You Win. Now. Play Again

Some freedom fighters are more equal than others
Some terrorists get to bury their dead

What about the soldiers?
What about the ones that get dragged into the forest;
headshots; cops taking scalps;
Soulless bodies disintegrating- like video game avatars?
Those ones don’t grin at Game Over!

Some freedom fighters are more equal than others
Some terrorists get to bury their dead

They prostate themselves with the muslims
They genuflect with the Chrisitians
They ride in the limos of politicians:
“The war is over now, cake is ours to keep”
But what about the bushrats facing bombs?

Some freedom fighters are more equal than others
Some terrorists get to bury their dead

Do you remember Jommo Kenyatta?
Do you remember Dedan Kimathi?
One got his prison, one got his freedom:
“We accept their Gods: money; power. The war is over now”
But can the unburied soldier ever be dead?

Some freedom fighters are more equal than others
Some terrorists get to bury their dead

You win. “Now”. Play again

3 comments:

aden said...

A captivating title, a lot of situations we encounter every day are a type of game.

JamaaFlaniUmoja said...

As always awesome. I would rather you be doing same post both here and on facebook so that I don't have to come all the way over here. Its quite a journey & blogger is so 2005.

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