October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war,

What they’re seeking is gore,

To destroy our lives here,

To annihilate all,

Each ten minutes that pass,

We see shells and bombs fall,

Our nerves truly wracked,

As they pummel our walls,

Their unlimited rounds,

Mean they’re firing for fun,

As we ration, aim well,

With each shot from our guns,

We’re all volunteers,

Here to share our resolve,

And whatever we have,

Every heart is involved,

Solidarity fuelling,

Morale on the ground,

Our resistance unlike,

Any other around,

Our political leaders,

Hold guns in their hands,

As they head to the front,

To disrupt fascist plans,

Our medicine, meanwhile,

Is smuggled across,

Though if border guards see us,

Our lives could be lost,

We’re besieged but alive,

Still defiant we stand,

As embargoes and terror,

Seek to conquer our land,

Inspired by http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/24/kobane-diary-four-days-inside-city-keeping-incredible-and-unprecedented-resistance-277509.html73346Image1

About Oso Sabio

Independent author and poet writing about the Rojava Revolution, the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas, and other examples of libertarian socialist and anti-capitalist resistance. Catch me on Twitter at @ososabiouk. Also known as Ed Sykes and Marcos Villa.
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