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simonvii Posted: Tue Jan 27 00:17:10 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  this is one of my favorite pieces of writing, by a guy named claude mckay...i wanted to share it with u guys cuz it always pumps me up, especially the last 4 lines..viva la revolution dammit! ;)


If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back


 
mat_j Posted: Tue Jan 27 07:38:34 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  simonvii said:
>this is one of my favorite pieces of writing, by a guy named claude mckay...i wanted to share it with u guys cuz it always pumps me up, especially the last 4 lines..viva la revolution dammit! ;)
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>If we must die, let it not be like hogs
>Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
>While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
>Making their mock at our accursed lot.
>If we must die, O let us nobly die,
>So that our precious blood may not be shed
>In vain; then even the monsters we defy
>Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
>O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
>Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
>And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
>What though before us lies the open grave?
>Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
>Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back


That is cool, where's the author from?


 
simonvii Posted: Tue Jan 27 11:58:12 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
 
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>matj says-
>That is cool, where's the author from?


if i remember right the guy is from jamaica, and wrote this in like 1919 or the 20's when there was a bunch of race riots goin on down there n stuff...could be wrong tho



 



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