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             Now I see you so near
             You give me strength to rise again
But why are you so still
                          so stoic
Chains of Babylon
               bind us together
               but we do not touch
With this sword
              I would free you
But where are your chains?
                They are not like mine 
In your eyes
            I see your spirit
            bound by chains
                       by burdens
                       by weight
                       by heart
                                   so heavy
             the sword cannot free you

-Pat Sumi

Japanese-American Activist
Printed in 'Gidra' Monthly, November 1970

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