On the death of Blair Peach by Siegfried Moos

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And the earth span
And the stars stared
And the angry clouds
Spat their contempt
Into the face
Of this mean, murderous planet
Which feeds its innocent soil
With the young bodies
Of the selfless best
Now hung or stabbed or shot
Now driven to destroy themselves
Now battered in the streets

The wide horizon’s
Giant ear listens
To hear explode
The fury of outrage
Against so foul a deed

When you again
Hear thunder roll
Over the burial ground
It drums in your ear
Remember
Remember
Remember

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