THE BASTILLES AFTER THE BASTILLE

Submitted by AWL on 25 July, 2008 - 5:54 Author: Sean Matgamna

THE BASTILLES AFTER THE BASTILLE

Two hundred years on from the day
They leveled down the wall
Of the glowering empty grim Bastille,

There comes to us by long relay,
This plainest truth of all:
The class, which lives by what it steals
Yet rules Elyse, Bank and Dail
Proves tyranny does not depend upon a prlson wall.

The bourgeoisie soon learned to kill
New freedom in its caul;
The moneyed tyrants rule today,
Class law, recast, enslaves us still,
It did not die or fall;
And Liberty's fight goes on, I say,
It ceases not at all:
And freedom won is more, much more, than the absence of a wall.
S O 14-7-89

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