Life Redacted: A Poem For Julian Assange

Life Redacted: A Poem For Julian Assangen

nThe olive branch plucked from the dove of peacenAnd thrown into the fires belownWhere smoke still cloaks the ashy terrainnIn an age where traitors keep the flame.nThe forces of deception that were exposednCould not feel shame before the curtain tornnAnd thus their will by force imposednOn the lamb of innocence so forlorn.nThey chained the messenger and cut his tonguenThey clipped the wings of the golden goosenThey lured the victim into a trapnWhose only end is the hangman’s noose.nHow many will pass his window never knowingnOf the pain that with time is growingnAnd yet no compassion comes from the craven mindsnWho still presume that the world’s eyes are blind.nBut the eyes of the world are watching stillnThe victims of the order “shoot to kill”nThe whistle having been blown cannot be reversednAnd yet for telling the truth a purer life is cursed.nHaunted by captivitynAre all of us who cannot be freenUntil the embassy doors open to a faraway roadnWhere the hunched and beaten let down their heavy load.nA sacrifice made to keep us wisenOccam’s razor slicing through a web of liesnWhere subterfuge is spewed without hesitationnWhile idiots delight at justice’s frustration.nJulian Assange is the brother we never metnAnd yet our tears of rage still burn.nHow then could the world forgetnThe lessons for which he gave his freedom so that we might learn?n

n This was written 4/7 of this year. I look back on that time, and feel like those of us who’ve followed Wikileaks for a long time were collectively holding our breath.n Please donate to Wikileaks, or the official defense fund. You can do so by going to, or I need a notification of this donation, so I can track the totals raised by this event. You can do so by emailing antipentrap(at), or sending a direct message to @antipentrap on Twitter. You can also fill out the donation notification form I created, it’s right here.n#vigil #Wikileaks #Assange

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