A Revolution's Coming Poem by Francie Lynch

A Revolution's Coming

Rating: 4.0


There's a Revolution coming,
The boots are on the streets;
It's calling from the graves,
We're stirring from our sleep.
There's a hunger in the eyes,
The troops are on their feet.
The revolutions's coming
And the enemy's in retreat.

The mob appeal
Is running lights,
Towered minions
Join the fight
To rein in one percent
From their lusty heights.
Desks in towers,
Facades of power,
Will tumble to defeat.
The gravity of their greed
Will drag them through the streets.

The bell at four
Will sound no more;
The chorus chants
For a holy war,
For salvation
In one bleat.

There's a revolution on the way,
We'll re-write all the laws,
We'll line up all the Romanovs,
We'll give up all the Shahs.
There's a revolution coming
And it's coming
With just cause.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: defeat,eyes,grave,greed,hunger,leaders,money,murder,power,revolution
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Leeann Azzopardi 07 October 2019

Congrats on being the member of the day. It's true! The American government will be impreach and we will all be saved

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Anil Kumar Panda 07 October 2018

A great poem on how a revolution will bring changes to the society. The revolution will give people freedom from hunger and injustice and all will be equal in the eyes of law. Revolutionary poem. Enjoyed. Congrats on being selected as poem of the day.

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Glen Kappy 07 October 2018

Francie, I was curious when you wrote this and saw you posted it before Donald Trump’s ascent to power. No matter. This poem still resonates for me. Just last night with friends we talked about Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court and the obvious reasons he is unfit for the job. Yes, we need a revolution, but a peaceful one, one that will heal the divisions. I’m reminded in this poem of Cohen’s Democracy is Coming to the USA. -GK

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Rajnish Manga 07 October 2018

To rein in one percent From their lusty heights. Facades of power.... Will tumble to defeat..... // Thanks & Congrats for this song of revolution.

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Michael Walker 07 October 2019

It's possible, but where is the revolution, in which country. The poem makes me think of the Revolutions in France, the USA, Russia and China, and others. They brought about change quickly, but at a huge cost. A thought-provoking poem.

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Lyn Paul 07 October 2019

The world needs changes. May they happen for the better.

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Catherine Habbie 07 October 2019

Perfect timing. The extinction rebellion is making waves as we speak!

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James Mclain 07 October 2019

I agree with your underlying premise, But their technology is growing ever to hard to overcome. Great poem, great insight. James McLain ??

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Mahtab Bangalee 07 October 2019

There's a revolution on the way, There's a revolution coming And it's coming With just cause........./// superb poetic writings on revolutions

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Catherine Habbie 07 October 2019

Perfect timing with the Extinction Rebellion making waves as we speak.

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