Close your eyes, pretend it doesn’t exist
keep them closed, try to resist
can you still feel the power to insist
austerity measures imposed,
is a means of crowd control?
The story in Canada, province of Quebec
is not about tuition fees, it is the intuition of long-term debt
It is an honourable thing to pay what is owed,
not wanting to become saddled
with an overburdened load
this is long-term thinking, visioning,
to rid oneself of debt insurmountable
Aside from ordering this long-term load
the government of Quebec is trying to goad
its citizens with a draconian law called Bill 78 –
an attack on freedom, association, and assembly-
how can the government be filled with such fear and hate?
Like any pimple, boil or zit
there was a cause, now a simmering effect
slowly starting to seep before it explodes
pressure building, keep silent, do what is told
now it is no longer just students who are defiant and bold
Freedom is as freedom does
speak out, stand up, this is the cause
living for something that really matters
fulfilled by caring for human rights
can you hear the sound of these people’s plights?
Listen very carefully, this is the tenor of the age.
Caring for all, caring for now, caring for tomorrow,
this is the heartbeat’s rally, caring, to care, do you care?
THESE are words important and sage.