Aug 20 2012

Bread and Roses – updated

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As we go marching ,marching, in the beauty of the day
A thousand hilltops barren, ten thousand rivers grey
All touched with brighter radiance that a sudden sun discloses
for this we march out singing for the land and for the ocean

As we go marching marching, unnumbered species gone
crying through our singing, a haunting silent song,
from bees to larger creatures, our landscape changing knew
for this we all come marching and we march for oceans too

As we go marching marching we bring the better day,
the greening of our planet that we may live with grace
No more the blind consumption of resources in our commons
but a sharing of life’s glory, on our land and in our ocean

As we go marching marching we struggle too for men,
for women and their children, that they may birth again
For in the here and after as the earth in black reposes
One planet is what matters – give us bread but give us roses.

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