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Poemstorm

part of: Poetry

by Klyde Broox

This is no time to be calm
like Uncle Tom
I will use my mouth like a firearm
world history to perform
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm

Silence
is a crime in this time
awake and arise
make a worldwide noise!
Words alone
can crush flesh and bone
like stick and stone
don’t be calm like Uncle Tom
use your mouth like a firearm
world history to perform
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm

Have poems, don’t need no gun
open fire with teeth and tongue
don’t be calm like Uncle Tom
but use your mouth, not a firearm
world history to perform
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm

Behold I utter
to shatter language barrier
form the gutter to the control-tower
I raise my voice to melt the ice
can’t be calm like Uncle Tom
I use my mouth like a firearm
world history to perform
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm
in a poemstorm