Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Standing Up for What You Believe In

It takes alot to have beliefs and even more to be able to defend them. This is the only way you can have made an impact. The Faslane365 programme of a rolling blockade has been an exciting year-long event in which non violent direct action has continuously highlighted the nuclear submerine base in Scotland. Groups from all around the country have gone and given their few hours. Recently a friend of mine went and wrote a poem about her experiences, one which I wish to share now:
There are police in a line all dressed in yellow and black, With the Trident subs bobbing just behind their back. But our eyes are open wide, to the threat that lies ahead, So we choose to lie in the road this morning, instead of in our bed. Life is the right to be a human The second you enter the race. Irony is an arrest for breaching the peace Outside a nuclear missile base. We write letters of opinion and protest to the government, Which never seem to be read. So within this democracy it remains for us, To make our voice heard through other means instead. Life is the right to be a human The second you enter the race. Irony is an arrest for breaching the peace Outside a nuclear missile base. The use of a weapon of mass destruction, Can only end in death. Which is why we non-violently, directly and actively Move closer to peace with each step, with each breath. Sometimes we'll face setbacks, barriers or get knocked down, But you know, we won't be deterred. Supporting each other, working together, These times will leave us shaken and stirred…. ….Up for more action, We're looking for a reaction Of recognition that nuclear missiles Are the face of death, while we face trials In court, will people catch on to the love That drives us to run, walk or crawl, Towards our destination, A beautiful place, Where peace will appear and oppression will fall. We are all Children of God. Life is the right to be a human The second you enter the race. Irony is an arrest for breaching the peace Outside a nuclear missile base.
The Author is Nina Carter-Brown who owns the marvelous Fairgrounds shops. Take Care Y'All John

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