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Je Suis

 Poem by Anne-Marie Derése

Je suis le fer rouge
sur l'èpaule du condamnè,
le gibet et la corde,
la hache et le billot,
le fouet et la croix.
Je suis la dent du lion dans la chair de la gazelle.
J'ai dans mes veines le sang de nègriers.
Bourreau, j'ai mèritè la faim des loups.
Les victimes ne m'ont laissè que leur mort.

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