OF-BY-FOR THE PEOPLE

Written by: Abraham Tor

The Beastie thing on the island            
Where we exist as though we live           
Wears no face.
                                                                          I
've seen it not  yet I know it.                       It 
isn't the decayed head festooned with 
flies.                                                                 
It isn't a Lord of the Flies:                              
It is the crown.Yes, the crown.                   
The crown with the Jacks;                        The 
crown with the Raphs                         That 
wangles our rights and sets us 
apart
.                                                                       
The crown is nobody until  wears the 
head.                                                           
Yes! The head. Many heads.                       
Are they OF the people                              
Who exist with wreath lying on their 
heads?                                                        Are 
they BY the people                             Who 
wish a rebirth in another man's land? Are 
they FOR the people                           Who 
cough for a voice to say...?                              
This death in life!