The Everyone Elses

The Everyone Elses

Cheers echo all the way around our small world after all But I can’t see the game I see shadows and show Sponsored lights and Fosse feet Where those who worked the hardest are shields held up by monsters Because it’s all about the game Who would deny them The lights Those boys who worked their whole lives for this moment in the light But I see shadows and ghosts of the everyone elses arrested, displaced, evicted, and silenced I see them still No lights bright enough to wash them out No fires of nationalism hot enough to burn them up No celebrity whose glittered endorsement can erase them Because it’s all about the game Except the winners won before they brought the ball Every cheer their victory song Their pledge of allegiance Imagine those cheers In the ears of the everyone elses arrested displaced evicted and silenced Echoing through their cells and alleyways Because it’s all about the...
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