Poem: The Tactics of Our Antics

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By Liz Darcy Jones

Let
us be Up Rising!

Create
a mighty swell:

Our
words are magnetising

they
say ‘Wake up! Rebel!

We’ll
get up and we’ll stand up

for
those who don’t or can’t

and
if you’re not for marching

then find some trees and plant!

Let
us be Up Rising!

Create
a mighty swell:

Our
words are magnetising

they
say ‘Wake up! Rebel!

we
will not stoop to fight or harm

but
mischief-make with glee

‘til
songs and chants and mass arrests

and
our solidarity

wake
up those in denial

and
rouse the ones who sleep

‘til
all can see we’ve got to change

adapt
and make it deep!

Let
us be Up Rising!

Create
a mighty swell:

Our
words are magnetising

they
say ‘Wake up! Rebel!

If
we can challenge and rise up

and
rock the status quo

whilst
keeping our hearts open
there’s just a chance we’ll show

revolting
rigid concepts

(born
of power or greed)

hold
far more threat than you or I:

let
fierce love be our creed

Let
us be Up Rising!

Create
a mighty swell:

Our
words are magnetising

they say ‘Wake up! Rebel!

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