Revolution

Written by: Charleen Martinez

'give me liberty or give me death'
she cried with all her strength
then with one swift flick 
she threw the knife 
that took away his breath 

the crowds began to roar
and slither like a snake 
soon they swallowed up the girl
and all evidence of her mistake

But still, she took off running
leaving spectators in her wake
her feet flit on the concrete
as she tried to make her break

umbrage in the park
promises of freedom
the sky turned light to dark
and the drums beat to a rhythm

Boom, boom, boom
ra-ta-tap, tap, tap
Boom, boom, boom
ra-ta-tap, tap, tap

Now the mothers are wailing
and the babes cling to their chests
the fathers are all dying
doubling over from duress

The girl? She is no more
no more a girl she is
the good season has come and passed
and exposed all that was amiss