Sit Still! Be Quiet! Sit Still!

10:11 PM Marcellino DAmbrosio 2 Comments

Why, oh Lord, must I speak out?
My back has felt the scourge’s tear
Of eyes and mouths and raging glares
Shout not! Shake not!
Sit Still! Be quite! Sit Still!

The blood from wounds twice opened runs.
My flesh has turned a royal hue
For kingly purples adorn many a bruise
Cry not! Wake not!
Sit Still! Be quite! OBEY!

My heart is heavy oh Lord,
My heart is heavy.

The slap of flesh upon flesh
Eye upon eye, tongue upon ear
The lashing continues and still!
A rumbling begins inside my chest
A mumble sounds from raspy mouth
You strike a fire from me, your flint
And thus I am burned.

I speak, because I see, and I see because I must:

“I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every Infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear.”

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2 comments:

  1. Holy crap dude. Whats that last part from? Did you write it or is it a quote?

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  2. Its from Blake's "London." He himself said that he was a prophet, but his contemporaries and even modern critics just say that he's crazy. Coincidence? I think not.

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