Or, better yet, the references to sulfur at the podium?
With the world lying prostrate before military
Might, n'ary a word of protest anywhere
Against naked aggression, cluster bombs
Depleted uranium, and epics filled with lies
And the uncontrolled arrogance of barbaric greed
You, almost alone, brought a breath
Of fresh air; I for one felt I could breathe again.
The good die young, oft we hear
And history bears testimony. You mocked
And defied the tyrants- the chameleons that wear
Ever-changing cloaks of piety; the kind that now declare
Nelson a Hero, after having done everything
To put him in jail, and aid the machine of apartheid;
Defeated at last, spewing words of piety to steal the limelight.
Thus, indeed, death took you much too soon.