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If by Tammy Samede

 

Fractivists

(I’ve re written the poem ‘if’)

If you can keep your footing when all about you
Are losing theirs and being battered by the tau
If you can trust yourself when all others attack you,
But make allowance for their attacking too;

If you can wait for lorries,and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you do lock ons and make no fracking your aim
If you can meet with Tau and court rooms
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by police to make a trap for you
Or watch the things you gave your camp,broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools:

If you can make one heap of all your walk ins
And risk it on one turn of concrete lock ons,
If you can keep your freedom when all about you
Are losing theirs and it’s coming for you ,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can make one heap of all your bail sheets
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at court 16
And never breathe a word about your intent

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them:lock on!

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of direct action
You will save the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Fractivist my son!

Barton Moss Protection Camp Barton Moss Road, Just off A57 next to Airport, Eccles M30 7RL

ADDRESS:
Barton Moss Protection Camp Barton Moss Road, Just off A57 next to Airport, Eccles M30 7RL

If anyone wishes to donate money to be used on camp itself please send to our camp grandma Diane Steels
Barclays Bank
Account number – 93879135
Sort code -202062

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