The collection will be published via LULU and proceeds will go to Freedom Bookshop.
Submission topics: freedom, liberty,oppression free speech.
Deadline: 1st March
The following is one of my own contributions.
Hungry for Freedom
So long as a human being thirsts for freedom
and is shackled in a concrete cage
without charge under a policy universally condemned
called administrative detention
I will sound alarms.
and if my poetry drifts towards polemic
I will make no apology
with the absence of the unseen in mainstream news
I will spread their dreams and hopes.
So long as bulldozers
destroy peoples homes
and walls are built that divide and uproot
I will raise my voice.
and when peoples lands are stolen
daily from under their feet
I will not be cowed into silence.
When rules of law are twisted
that allow voices to be unheard
I will not feign blindness
I will try to be an echoe.
and if some are allowed
to steal the richness
from peoples souls
I will stand up
and stamp my feet.
and will proudly raise my fist
proudly raise my fist.