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Early morning soldiers station at the city centre

Battle supplies pass hand to hand

Helmets, shields, bandages, sustenance

An organised appeal; supplication for reason

 

We are declaring war

And we won’t back down

 

Every road to the council

Are riddled with blockades and stops

Warriors prepare audacious words of resistance

Packs of wolves eclipse and subdue

 

We are declaring war

And we won’t back down

 

Abruptly weapons are unleashed –

Bricks, batons, javalins

Grenades of gas explode all around

They move in on us, and pounce

 

We are declaring war

And we won’t back down

 

Kaboom– canisters and sprays

Seize our lungs and squeeze our eyes

Like needles the air stings us

Our insides collapse and we fight the surrender –

 

We are declaring war

And we won’t back down

 

Bullet after bullet split the crowd

No flag, no warning

Piercing the air to suppress a squeal

A video apocalypse game made real

 

We are declaring war

And we won’t back down

 

United we will make one last stand

Unanimous in our defiance

Unerring in our resolve

Until the bill is scrapped –

 

We are officially declaring war

And We Won’t Back Down.

 

©Isabelle (2019)

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You can find more of my work here.

 

 

 

 

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