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Thursday, December 11, 2014

EDITED: Kyrie, eleison

Again with the litany. EDITED, and probably not for the last time


Breathing

Kyrie eleison:
we can't breathe

On the Duc du Maine
we can't breathe

Shackled
we can't breathe

Wielding a whip
we can't breathe

Whipped
we can't breathe

Oppressed
we can't breathe

Ignorant of history
we can't breathe

Without opportunity
we can't breathe

Ignored
we can't breathe

Prejudiced
we can't breathe

Profiled
we can't breathe

Armed
we can't breathe

Threatened
we can't breathe

In destruction
we can't breathe

Shouting
we can't breathe


Pen and parchment
we can breathe

Song and symbol
we can breathe

Grace and strength
we can breathe

Marching together
we can breathe

Fairness. Justice.
we can breathe

Educated
we can breathe

Dreaming
we can breathe

Love not hate
we can breathe

Listening
we can breathe

Brothers, sisters:
breathe

Kyrie, eleison,
let us breathe.


Breathing [original]

Kyrie eleison,
we can't breathe

On the Duc du Maine
we can't breathe

Shackled
we can't breathe

Wielding a whip
we can't breathe

Whipped
we can't breathe

Without opportunity
we can't breathe

Ignorant of history
we can't breathe

Holding a gun
we can't breathe

Threatened
we can't breathe

Oppressed
we can't breathe

In destruction
we can't breathe

Prejudiced
we can't breathe

Profiled
we can't breathe

Ignored
we can't breathe

Shouting
we can't breathe

LISTEN TO US
we must breathe.

With grace and strength
we can breathe

With pen and parchment
we can breathe

In song and symbol
we can breathe

Marching together
we can breathe

With fairness and justice
we can breathe

When we dream
we can breathe

Learning
we can breathe

Listening
we can breathe

When democracy works
we can breathe

When loves conquers hate
we can breathe

Kyrie, eleison,
let us breathe.





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