I Prefer honesty to Profit
First they ignore you,
Then they laugh at you,
Then they fight you,
THEN YOU WIN.
Give me calm from which to rage a storm
For from silence a gravel voice will cause more stir
Passion alone will be lost in desperate echoes
Whilst pause will precede a voluminous cry
Like thunder over a trickling stream
Or explosion from a Sparrow’s squawk
This sound must busy cities mute
And through the sky be heard above all
No more. No more. We say no more.
Humanity damned by humanity’s hand
Cease thy bombs. Belove this land.
God’s creatures all. Let none be damned.
Rae Voller LONDON UNISON Labour link committee 10/01/09