Battle hymn for our new republic
January 4, 2017 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Revenge, a poem by Elisa Chavez. Read it aloud, it will do your soul good to proclaim it.
posted by donnagirl (22 comments total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well, wow. I am a tough sell when it comes to poetry, and I love this.
posted by theredpen at 1:53 PM on January 4 [4 favorites]


Yes, battle him.
posted by pracowity at 1:56 PM on January 4 [8 favorites]


This is so magnificent and full of beautiful rage and hope. I caught it on Elisa Chavez' Tumblr last month, and put a printed copy at work behind my 2016 calendar. So when the new year rolled around, this was one of the first things I read there. Felt amazing to uncover it and explode into feelings all over again.
posted by harujion at 2:20 PM on January 4 [2 favorites]


This is what I need when I need it, thanks for posting it.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 2:30 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


Yay! I had no idea who the author of this poem was (other than the initials ECC) and I'm thrilled to have learned. Thank you!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 2:30 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


This is good.
posted by maryr at 2:39 PM on January 4


LOL

Tell it like it is!!
posted by BlueHorse at 2:58 PM on January 4


Qft: This is a taco truck rally and all you have is cole slaw.
posted by benzenedream at 3:07 PM on January 4 [8 favorites]


Is it wrong to want a musical version of this? If it is, I don't wanna be right.
posted by AaronTheBaron at 3:08 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


Bookmarked, thank you.

I am personally quite fond of "you brought your fists to a glitter fight" but the whole thing is wonderful.
posted by the primroses were over at 3:14 PM on January 4 [6 favorites]


I have not been a spoken word person, but I've been practicing this since I've first seen it a while back. It is very powerful.
posted by seyirci at 3:15 PM on January 4


So I'm not 100% onboard with robots being described as gay. Isn't the correct term robosexual? I don't want to be gender-normative here, especially since nerds like me will probably be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:26 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


because real talk, you didn’t stop the future from coming.
You just delayed our coronation.


PREACH

Thank you for posting this. It really feels like Trump & the GOP are hellbent on "stopping the future from coming" with their Make America White Again nonsense. This poem is a wonderful response to the daily demented shenanigans of our elected officials. I want to print it out and mail copies of it to the entire congress and my state legislature.
posted by pjsky at 3:34 PM on January 4 [4 favorites]


LOOOOVE this!! Thank you!
posted by triggerfinger at 3:50 PM on January 4


Nice poem.
posted by evilDoug at 6:03 PM on January 4


I'm gonna work on memorizing this.
posted by rtha at 6:20 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


I linked to this on my OK Cupid profile a while back because I love it so much. It feeds a part of me that's been hungry so long. Thanks for posting, OP.
posted by Bella Donna at 7:16 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


I came to post this but of course I'm much too late.

I'm not sure I buy the progressive inevitability story in the "delayed coronation" line but otherwise this was what I needed to wake up to this morning and fight evil (in the form of bureaucratic intransigence in unjust institutions.)

It's practically a meditation on the line "They tried to bury us, but they didn't realize we were seeds."
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:40 AM on January 5 [2 favorites]


Righteous.

Thanks for posting this.
posted by jammy at 10:02 AM on January 5


I am printing copies of this, folding them into heart shaped origami and sending them out into the world.
posted by krix at 11:29 AM on January 5 [1 favorite]


This is an amazing poem, and I need to read more of this poet.
posted by thedarksideofprocyon at 7:18 PM on January 5


This is so magnificent and full of beautiful rage and hope. I caught it on Elisa Chavez' Tumblr last month, and put a printed copy at work behind my 2016 calendar. So when the new year rolled around, this was one of the first things I read there. Felt amazing to uncover it and explode into feelings all over again.

This is a fabulous idea.

I'm kind of tempted to hit up my local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism to see if someone there'd be interested in making an illuminated copy of it for me. Or maybe I'll try to make a cross-stitch sampler of it.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:39 PM on January 5 [1 favorite]


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