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Against peoples of the world

Like all empires of the past

This one too will have its fall

From " Captive Audience"

By Michael Monroe

I write my poems for the homeless and friendless,

parched by the sun of the searing day,

freezing in the chill of the callous night

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as the cold slices skin like razors

and indifference multiplies

like malignant cells.

I write my poems for the working people

slaving in the heat of the cavernous foundry,

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humping crates in eternity's shipyard,

coughing in mines deep underground,

farming our food and harvesting life,

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