Friday, 6 August 2010

First Flag

that first dragon was
a ribbon of blood;

that first grass was
a river of mud;

that first sky
was a streak of spit;

that first flag
was a wound just split;

the first men who hauled it
tore it out their gaping hearts;

the first wives who wore it
bore it from their just-raped parts;

the bastard child
of love and hate

that first flag
was hard as slate

a kite's sharp beak

a harp's wild shriek

a brittle tongue

a battle won -

like coal it burned
it had no choice

that flag was birthed
because no voice

was ours

those powers

we had, forgotten

that first flag
took what was rotten

and burned it
spurned it
spun it into this:

first flag
our flag

wrongs righted by its fist.

6 comments:

徐雅黃昱行婷 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果..................................................

子張張張善 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。........................................ ........................

惠NorrisBradwell041花 said...

每次看完你的文章,總是回味許久,要經常發表喔。..................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

你怎麼能經過一片海,而忘記它的藍?......................................................................