Charlie F. Kane

Rookie (14/1/1989 / Solihull, Birmingham)

Viva La Revolution! - Poem by Charlie F. Kane

…round in circles! ”
Working hard for
Some guy in a nice office,
Wearing a nice suit and tie,
Probably very expensive too.
I work hard for nothing.
I get enough
To live on basic minimums,
I haven’t smiled
Since I was a child.
I can’t take this anymore,
We can’t take this anymore.
It’s time for a change.

We’ll be marching on the streets,
Banners waving reds and greens,
Voice raised in unison,
‘It’s time for change! ’
The people fight on the corners,
‘The time for change is now! ’
They cry, the people have spoken,
Viva la revolution!

The men in the expensive suits sit
Scared in their offices.
They hear the cries of the
People on the streets,
They know their time is up,
The time for change is in.
They make their pacts,
‘You go this way,
And I’ll go that.
I become someone new,
As far I now know,
I never met you.’
They run away,
Leaving the offices empty.


We’re marching on the streets,
Banners waving reds and greens,
Voice raised in unison,
‘It’s time for change! ’
The people fight on the corners,
‘The time for change is now’
They cry, the people have spoken,
Viva la revolution!

The change is come.
The people on the streets
Find the offices that
Used to hold the men in suits.
They take it over.
The revolution has come.

We’re marching on the streets,
Banners waving reds and greens,
Voice raised in unison,
‘It’s time for change! ’
The people fight on the corners,
‘The time for change is now’
They cry, the people have spoken,
Viva la revolution!

The people on the streets
Return to their homes
Weary and glad the change has come.
They will go onto to tell
The children of the revolution,
How they marched on the streets,
Banners waving high,
Reds and greens,
How people fought on the streets.
How they cried,
And brought about the change.
A new leader is appointed to
Make their lives better.
He takes a nice little office,
And buys himself a new
Expensive suit.
Out with the old,
In with the old.
“This just goes…

© Charlie F. Kane

29/3/06


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, March 31, 2006


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