The Day of Rebellion
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THE DAY OF REBELLION.
By J. A. Andrews.
In the night of oppression and anguish,
When the hosts of the tyrants rule wide,
And the people but shudder and languish,
As they crouch from the furies of pride,
Comes a word of Revolt, whispered grimly,
Through the chaos of discord and fear,
Till the slaves and the despots feel dimly
That the Day of Rebellion is near.
They know not the day nor the year,
Yet soon shall its standards appear;
With defiance to rules and to rulers,
The Day of Rebellion is near.
It will come as the lightning from heaven;
As the wrath of the skies it will fall;
It will shatter, like bolt of the levin,
Harsh Monopoly's fortified wall;
It will dash down to dust and perdition,
With a crash that shall echo through time,
The twin monsters of Rule and Submission,
That have festered the world in their slime.
The Day of Rebellion is near,
With omens for tyrants to fear,
And defiance to rules and to rulers,
Wherever its standards appear.
J. A. Andrews, “The Day of Rebellion,” Mother Earth 1, no. 8 (October 1906): 10.