A companion to the #Occupy poem penned by Zack de la Rocha, lead singer for Rage Against the Machine
The aroma spills through the city’s veins,
And wafts across the cars and trains.
The hideous stench of the cloud then floats
Across the lips and down the throats
Of those with jobs at daily wage
Who have matured and act their age.
They see the barren factories
That felt the regulation squeeze,
And shuttered due to countless rules
Imposed by simple-minded fools.
They ponder on the new class war,
On those who take, and e’er want more.
They wonder who would #Occupy
A rancid, fetid, stinking sty,
And pass the day with such neglect,
But those who have no self-respect.
And after all that they have seen
Of those who rage at the machine,
They shake their heads and amble on,
Beyond the trash, and then are gone.
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