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Poodles
03-20-2007, 04:16 PM
http://www.converge.org.nz/watchdog/96/9obitu.htm. Ed.

Totohe


Hey Huri

Got your message

You out marching again?

What are you thinking,

That you can change the world?

You getting mixed up with that

Civil liberties mob,

Those do gooders?

You out in the streets and shops,

Talking listening learning again?

Always asking, “Why?”

You want the truth,

Bugger slogans and empty phrases

You want facts!

Baking up a battle with that Maori bread

Imbued with your warrior spirit.

“Totohe! Press forward, challenge!” you say.

You waste nothing.

Everything is precious to you.

Your deft hand

Throws a cloth over an old couch

Transforming, creating

Turning junk to

Treasure

Even now.

Not like those multinational bosses,

Oh, you didn’t like them!

Making others’ lives a misery, stealing their resources

Working them like slaves, wasting them at war.

And those big blokes didn’t like

You , Judy.

Your spin was not their

Webs of lies

Just an orb of truth

Sparkling dew-dropped

In the garden’s morning light of

Futures possible.

Why won’t you stay at home, now,

Sit gentle in an armchair?

But your phone call tells us,

“I haven’t got time for that!”

You march painfully down that road for workers’ rights

Fiery woman, Huri, your banners out for all to see,

Placed in a doorway

Your farewell message.

“Never mind!” you say.

“Keep fighting,

Find the way.”

At peace on the marae of minds’ inspiration

The big tangi that celebrated you

Farewelled you.

From Reinga

Your spirit travels on in us

Over seas of common humanity

The truth you sought

Growing like the gardens you

Tended with love.

Your life

A signpost.


Iam not sure you did this but I love it- Iam going to track down Aurthor



Judy did not just document injustice, she was involved in numerous struggles throughout her life. Although dogged by severe illness during her last decade, she was involved in many local and international struggles, most notably against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, and anti-terrorism laws. In the 1990s she joined the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist), convinced that fundamental change was not only necessary but inevitable.

Just days before she died, despite severe illness, she marched against the new industrial relations laws being introduced by Prime Minister John Howard at the behest of the Business Council of Australia. The placard that she had carried in the march was still at her doorway when she died. Judy is survived by a daughter, Raewyn, sons, Vincent and Mark, and nine grandchildren in both Australia and Aotearoa.

Poodles
03-20-2007, 05:46 PM
Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down Lyrics



You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, "John go do My will!"

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
[ Lyrics found on http://www.metrolyrics.com ]

Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down

naughtyboiheartsfolly
03-20-2007, 09:55 PM
Moby -Run On (http://www.moby.com/discography/play.html)


Lord God Almighty let me tell the news
my head got wet in midnight dew
great God i been down on my bended knees
talking to a man from galilee
michael spoke and he sound so sweet
i thought i heard the shuffle of angels' feet
He put one hand upon my head
great God Almighty let me tell you what He said

[bridge:]
go tell that lonesome liar
go tell that midnight rider [???]
tell the gamblin', ramblin' backslider
tell them God Almighty gonna cut 'em down

[chorus:]
you might run on for a long time
run on, ducking and dodging
run on, children [?], for a long time
let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

some people go to church just to signify
trying to make a date with a neighbor's wife
brother let me tell you just as sure as you're born
you better leave that woman alone

folies bergere
03-20-2007, 09:58 PM
xoxoxoxoxo x10 ------> to the poodle girlie

Poodles
03-22-2007, 09:03 AM
Poems make the world go around-

Gotta say it-I miss Johnny Cash and June-

(((Follies-Carter)))))

salsa
03-23-2007, 06:51 PM
Baking up a battle with that Maori bread



:clap

Poodles
04-06-2007, 05:32 PM
Everybody Knows
by Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you've done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows