July 14th is Bastille Day, the holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille prison at the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789.
This poem/prayer was originally published in People's Weekly World in March 2006.
"bought the ticket in my hometown, all aboard for the shootin' place, won't see his hands up high, death in his eyes, tears runnin' down his mama's face..."
"Remember those who grew this food, who picked and packed, who shipped and sold..."
"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."
"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"
This poem is a collaboration and was recited in Providence, Rhode Island at a workshop entitled "This Is What Love Looks Like."
Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence, a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"