Treasure Island

Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Exposed Reds


The Reds speak and write scholarly
About inequity
And The Struggle
Seemed honorable,
Innocuous and heroic
Until The Struggle becomes a profession,
An economic vehicle for the artists
And politicians
The tools of The Reds are blinding
Stimulative and emotive
Leaving young minds wanting

He was a Red before he criticized one
The priests were Red
Then they prayed
Liberators became
Ethnic cleansers

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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