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Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha Pens A Poem For Occupy Wall Street

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Zack de la Rocha is a man who clearly has some questions for the government. His band is even named after it! C'mon. Rage Against The Machine? How much more obvious can you get?

But his activism isn't just for show. After he heard the news of police evicting Occupy Wall Street on Mayor Bloomberg's command, he began penning a poem for the protestors.

Read it in full (or say it out loud, it's prettier that way):

This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are winning.

The beginning spills through city veins
Into the arteries
And under powers poison clouds
We move like the shadows
Through the alley ways
Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams
Through barren factories
Through boarded schools
Through rotting fields
Through the burning doors of the past
Through imaginations exploding
To break the curfews in our minds

Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied
A restless fury
Once buried like burning embers
Left alone to smolder
But together stacked under the walls of a dying order
All sparks are counted
Calloused hands raised in silence
Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated
It's flame restores tomorrows meaning
Across the graveyards of hollow promises
As gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial

And the youngest among us
Stare at us stoned like eyes determined
And say
Death for us may come early
Cause dignity has no price
At the corner of now and nowhere
Anywhere
Everywhere
Tomorrow is calling
Tomorrow is calling
Do not be afraid

It's actually pretty sweet when you think about it. Poetic protest at its finest!

What are UR thoughts on the phase the movement is in now?

[Image via Carston Windhorst/WENN.]

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4 comments to “Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha Pens A Poem For Occupy Wall Street”



  1. 1

    Why dont he sing about WASHINGTON? Another one jumping on the bandwagon who has money talking like he is hurt by all this!! Keep telling yourself we are winning when you are costing the TAXPAYERS MILLIONS for this shit!! Real people trying to make a living and cant get to work & and hitting police when they have NO choice and are doing there job!! SCUMBAGS!! O YA!! Are they waiting for wallstreet people to start throwing money out the windows to end this??? O Ya! the 1% are all in wallstreet stupid fools!!!



  2. 2

    Re: Yenkme – Amen, we don't need a god damn poem form a 1%er. He needs to pay his fair share or gtfo



  3. 3

    its the politcians that forced the banks to lower there standards so people who CAN'T afford a home could buy one.it all started with legislation called the community redevelopment act.im no fan of bush but in 04 he tried to put more regulation in place for freddie and fannie but people like barney frank and his ilk fought it tooth and nail.but how would these dirty bongo playing fools no that.they don't because there clueless.



  4. 4

    At Yenkme and flergasfsdfasdf: Are are exactly the reason what is wrong in the world right now, and you can put it in one single word: IGNORANCE!! You are the tipical ignorant people that sit and complain about the problems of the economy in the world, while sitting on your asses at home. VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER, not by the police nor anyone!! if you would have lost your home and job and wouldnt know how to feed your family I am sure you would think diferently, maybe even being on the street trying to fight for your lost rights!!