Life Redacted: A Poem For Julian Assange

Life Redacted: A Poem For Julian Assange

The olive branch plucked from the dove of peace And thrown into the fires below Where smoke still cloaks the ashy terrain In an age where traitors keep the flame. The forces of deception that were exposed Could not feel shame before the curtain torn And thus their will by force imposed On the lamb of innocence so forlorn. They chained the messenger and cut his tongue They clipped the wings of the golden goose They lured the victim into a trap Whose only end is the hangman’s noose. How many will pass his window never knowing Of the pain that with time is growing And yet no compassion comes from the craven minds Who still presume that the world’s eyes are blind. But the eyes of the world are watching still The victims of the order “shoot to kill” The whistle having been blown cannot be reversed And yet for telling the truth a purer life is cursed. Haunted by captivity Are all of us who cannot be free Until the embassy doors open to a faraway road Where the hunched and beaten let down their heavy load. A sacrifice made to keep us wise Occam’s razor slicing through a web of lies Where subterfuge is spewed without hesitation While idiots delight at justice’s frustration. Julian Assange is the brother we never met And yet our tears of rage still burn. How then could the world forget The lessons for which he gave his freedom so that we might learn?
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