BRICK COLLECTIVE POEM WRITING

 

BRICK began back in February 2019, as a group of left-wing students at the University of Sussex seeking an independent media outlet which would allow us to anonymously publish a wide range of content, ranging from opinion pieces to poetry and the arts.

 

Through our participation in Covidarty Festival, we aim to unite our voices as one and share our vision of a post-pandemic world in the medium of a collaborative poem which will be published on our platforms. We aim to encourage and foster a conversation around what could be achieved with the window of opportunity we now have.

 

Thank you all for your participation, here is the final poem!

IN OUR POST PANDEMIC WORLD

Love, light and kindness

Solidarity through happiness 

And happiness through solidarity 

 

We want a world

Free of cops 

Free of borders

Free of hate 

 

A reality whereby mutual aid is normalised,

Sought after, cared for

Cared by.

 

Let’s make 

Care pay

End

Exploitative bosses 

End

Capitalism 

 

Another world is possible

One without neoliberal gain, pain

And blame

 

We can create something new 

Nurture humanity

A vision to pierce the heavens 

(much like winning a jackpot on slotting three sevens)

 

Peaceful, inclusive interactions

Between you and me

Collective harmony

Covidarity. 

© 2020 by Karim Lemond for Covidarity Festival

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