Read Zack De La Rocha’s Poem Dedicated To The Occupy Movement

    It’s only fitting that we get some proper word from the other outspoken member of Rage Against the Machine in regards to Occupy Wall Street. Of course, I’m referring to frontman Zack de la Rocha, who has penned a poem dedicated to Occupy Wall Street and the various offshoots that have sprung up across the U.S. In his words, “This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are winning.” You can read the poem in its entirety below.

    The beginning spills through city veins 
    Into the arteries
    And under powers poison clouds
    We move like the shadows
    Through the alley ways 
    Through nightmares bought and sold as dreams
    Through barren factories
    Through boarded schools
    Through rotting fields 
    Through the burning doors of the past 
    Through imaginations exploding
    To break the curfews in our minds 

    Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied 
    A restless fury 
    Once buried like burning embers 
    Left alone to smolder
    But together stacked under the walls of a dying order 
    All sparks are counted
    Calloused hands raised in silence 
    Over the bonfire of hope unincorporated 
    It’s flame restores tomorrows meaning
    Across the graveyards of hollow promises
    As gold dipped vultures pick at what is left of our denial 

    And the youngest among us 
    Stare at us stoned like eyes determined
    And say
    Death for us may come early
    Cause dignity has no price 
    At the corner of now and nowhere
    Tomorrow is calling
    Tomorrow is calling

    Do not be afraid