Not In Our Name

Not in our name
will you murder this world,
disappear our children,
cremate our future,
pit sisters and brothers
against each other,
not in our name
will you sign death warrants
to mother earth,
while you mass weapons in greedy hands,
finger on the trigger,
eye on multiple targets,
not in our name
will you dismiss collateral damage,
result of smart bombs that are dumb,
will you drink innocent blood,
evaporate fleshless evidence
into nameless mass graves,
not in our name
will you make midnight arrests,
hold secret trials in dark shadows,
take our rights without a thought,
stop dissenting voices that question
your self indulgent motives,
not in our name
will you embargo children and elders
into a grave of hunger,
will you speak with two tongues,
cover homicide and genocide
with a self proclaimed king's mask,
not in our name
will you feed ghost corporations
that claim earth, water and sky for themselves,
will you silently swallow
our Arab and immigrant
sisters and brothers,
not in our name
will you consume La Nena,
Isla de Vieques,
will you push plan Panama
across a Mayan dream,
a child's breath,
not in our name
will you stop resistance
to this abusive regime,
will you profit by treason
that bargains away
all human life,
not in our name,
not in our name,
not in our name.

Phil Goldvarg 3/11/02 ©
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