Eric Cockrell

I Hear The Cry - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i hear the cry....
oppression, enslavement,
beatings, torture, rapes,
and killings.
people of heart,
slaughtered like sheep.
monks self-immoliating,
crying out for justice,
and freedom,
for basic human dignity,
for basic human rights...
i hear the cry...
of Tibet on fire.
and am ashamed
to be part of a world
turned blind and deaf!

free Tibet!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

for my brothers and sisters in Tibet,
and around the world,
living and dying for freedom!

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  • (6/17/2012 1:41:00 PM)

    It's the way of the world, we hear so much about the bad things going on,
    but we know there's not much we can do about it. we just have to listen to
    their cries.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 16, 2012

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