by Lucio Muñoz
It looks like social movements
Locally and globally
Are behaving in the eyes of elites like irrational storms
When screaming “Occupy”.
It looks like a new and diverse social struggle has been born,
Which needs to go through evolving paths until the free
Interactions of similarities and differences; and clashes with the system
Lead to a common goal and journey against the same social threat.
Sustainability suggest that capitalism will be reshaped
Step by step the day those social forces everywhere unite along one common
Issue across local, national, and global systems,
This is the growing poverty gap.
If that day ever comes
Or becomes a reality,
Then at the end of the dark local and global social tunnel
There will be a system with the short-term goal of meeting basic social,
Economic and environmental needs;
And with the long-term goal of eliminating environmental,
Economic and social poverty.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last updated November 20, 2011