Numbers: Riot

Riot via Nuno Paiva on Twitter

Riot via Nuno Paiva on Twitter

“Things’ll look a whole lot better for the working classes, working classes.” – Gang of Four, I Found That Essence Rare

As I am a son of the working classes,
I cast a critical eye on wealth.
As I am Regular Navy’s son,
I cast a weather eye on death.

As we are the sons of the silent age,
We associate noise with a failure of nerve.
As we are the sons of the pioneers,
We serve and we bridle when pressured to serve.

A riot’s everything we are
And everything we hate. A riot’s
Everything we’re hoping for
When we are practicing for war.


Numbers is a weekly news commentary column in poetical form by Curt Hopkins. “Numbers” is an historic term for poetry, and also alludes to the numbers in programming. 

Categories: Activism, Numbers, Poems, Poetry, Protests, Resistance, Revolution, Security, Terrorists

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