The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

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The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

Such small lives we’ve led,
diffident, quiet, until
provoked.

Remove our words,
we become steel
and sharp stone,
fletched softwood
splitting the air,
string reverberating,
singing resist,
resist
.

Fear not
who we are now.

Consider tomorrow.

 

 

“The Theory and Practice of Rebellion,” first appeared in Outcast Poetry.
Many thanks to editor Sean Lynch for taking this piece.

17 thoughts on “The Theory and Practice of Rebellion

  1. Enter the Welsh (or Native Americans (or anyone who’s fired a crafted barb)). I dabbled in archery as a kid. Enjoyed this piece on Outcast Poetry. I enjoy it now, here. Thanks.

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