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GLOBAL FEAR BY EDUARDO GALEANO
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Asit Das
2013-08-19 10:48:07 UTC
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*GLOBAL FEAR*



Those who work are afraid

they’ll lose their jobs

Those who don’t work are afraid

they’ll never find one

Whoever doesn’t fear hunger is

afraid of eating

Democracy is afraid of remembering and

language is afraid of speaking

Civilians fear the military,

the military fears shortage of weapons

Weapons fear a shortage of wars

It is time of fear

Women’s fear of violent men and men’s fear

of fearless women

Fear of thieves, fear of the police

Fear of doors without locks,

of time without watches

Of children without television; fear of

the night without sleeping pills and day

without pills to wake up

Fear of crowds, fear of solitude

Fear what was and what could be

Fear of dying. Fear of living.


eduardo galeano
geeta seshu
2013-08-20 05:37:45 UTC
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thanks so much....sharing it, esp with journalist friends who are
experiences some of these fears...with job losses and meltdowns in the
media.

geeta seshu
Post by Asit Das
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*GLOBAL FEAR*
Those who work are afraid
they’ll lose their jobs
Those who don’t work are afraid
they’ll never find one
Whoever doesn’t fear hunger is
afraid of eating
Democracy is afraid of remembering and
language is afraid of speaking
Civilians fear the military,
the military fears shortage of weapons
Weapons fear a shortage of wars
It is time of fear
Women’s fear of violent men and men’s fear
of fearless women
Fear of thieves, fear of the police
Fear of doors without locks,
of time without watches
Of children without television; fear of
the night without sleeping pills and day
without pills to wake up
Fear of crowds, fear of solitude
Fear what was and what could be
Fear of dying. Fear of living.
eduardo galeano
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