The strike upholds the cause of right;
The strike compels the king to pause,
The statesmen to remould the laws.
Say what ye will, yet, without ruth,
The strike drives home the bitter truth;
The strike tears off the mask of things,
To mass and class the issue brings.
Say what ye will, the strike is good:
It clears things long misunderstood:
It jolts the social mind awake:
It forces men a stand to take.
Say what ye will, all else above,
The strike is war for bread and love;
For raiment, shelter, freedom, all
The human race can justice call.
Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2015/4/24 - 13:13