Malawi Birds a poem by Eric King

Written in solidarity with the prisoners of Malawi who’s voices carry their stories beyond the walls that imprison them.

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I heard the Malawi birds

they were bundled and stacked

buried so deep

but their voices reach so high

does their location

negate the warmth of their tears

we can learn so much from suffering

how long must our education persist

who will finally be the one

to rip the door off the cage

wings were meant to fly

not to die…

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