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Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha writes poem to support Occupy

Published November 17, 2011 10:54 am

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Zack de la Rocha, best known as vocalist & lyricist for Rage Against the Machine, said he has been profoundly affected by the Occupy Movement.

These events have inspired Zack to write the below poem to express his feelings and support."This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are winning," he said in a release.

The beginning spills through city veins Into the arteriesAnd under powers poison cloudsWe move like the shadowsThrough the alley ways Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams Through barren factoriesThrough boarded schoolsThrough rotting fields Through the burning doors of the past Through imaginations explodingTo break the curfews in our minds Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied A restless fury Once buried like burning embers Left alone to smolderBut together stacked under the walls of a dying order All sparks are countedCalloused hands raised in silence Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated It's flame restores tomorrows meaning Across the graveyards of hollow promisesAs gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial And the youngest among us Stare at us stoned like eyes determinedAnd sayDeath for us may come earlyCause dignity has no price At the corner of now and nowhereAnywhereEverywhereTomorrow is callingTomorrow is calling Do not be afraid