"Among the shackled some arise too bold
to feel hate upon their hearts,
with dreams of vengeance an integral part
of the anger that turns young eyes old.
There's no truth in foreign justice seen
through the eyes of the wretched
whose hands are never clean
nor stomachs ever half-contented.
Praise be the Dream
for it elevates the soul above misery
and is the jewel that will shine and gleam
amongst the stones of oppression.
But, praise the warrior more
who wars against the stronger foe,
be he chained behind the gaol door
or fallen bravely long ago."
- from A Winter's Sleep (first-written 1988) by Kevin O'Kendley
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