Bryan Beal


Arise, Rebel, make your stand
For the people, for the community.
Raise your voice, your hand
Against those claiming immunity.

Arise, Rebel, wage your war
Against monarchs and tyrants.
Burn the house to the floor
Lock in all of the sycophants.

Arise, Rebel, burn the flower
Leave behind your pacifism.
In your passion, claim power,
Start your own colonialism.

Fall, O'Rebel, to the ground
Your opponent's blood found.
Deafened to the Other's plea,
Your hypocrisy too blind to see.

© 2022, Bryan Beal

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