May Day Rally

smoking chimney
 
The sullen faces
with red flags
and red shirts
totter slowly
towards the park
for the may day rally.
 
 
Thousands of sullen faces
some with children
on their shoulders
trudge along,
braving the sun
and thirst.
 
 
The call is given
to shed fear and unite
and be free; promises
are given and taken
to make the world
a paradise.
 
 
The sullen, tired faces
totter back to their shacks
for tomorrow is not
a holiday; the huge iron gates
and the smoky chimneys
look glum, waiting for them.
 
 
And they all wait for the day
when the promises
will be kept
and the children grow
and not be fearful
and for the elusive paradise.
 
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