Gears

hearts are sick
lungs are choking
on the thick
odious breath
of corrupt industry

raw materials spent
weakening grind
seeking to vent
and stop
the apparatus scheme

body mass lay
locked arm levers
gears vacillate
wheels stir notion
of truth seen

ounce of prevention
co-created cure
the laid intention
nothing moves
unless we’re free

This piece inspired by and dedicated to Mario Savio, who you can see in the below video giving his words on December 2, 1964 at UC Berkeley at the height of student and authority conflicts over free speech and amendment rights. His words on the depressive culture created by our victimization under industry remain timeless in their importance and meaning. I thank and honor him for these words.

I also want to dedicate this piece to all those halting the gears in the @OccupyWallStreet Movement. The fire of your heart’s truth will burn through the dark haze created to keep us in the maze. Stand together, stand in truth for many seen and unseen stand with you.  Special regards to @OccupyBurque, my hometown branch of this beautiful tree.

Contributed to dVerse Poets Open Link Night
Follow this great group on Twitter @dversepoets

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18 thoughts on “Gears”

  1. Excellent write, very strong sentiments. Change is always a touchy subject in and of itself, but a good dialogue about change is always enjoyed and I find the topic stimulants for the mind. Great job here, thanks

  2. hearts are sick
    lungs are choking
    on the thick
    odious breath
    of corrupt industry

    That just says it all really.

    Thanks for sharing this and for having the metaphorical balls to post it 😉

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