Give Us Order

Give Us Order*
by C. Charles Bley

Now their clouds upon
the sacred Millions
are burning with spirit

youth league following
the spokesman Supreme
rejoin a surging dark

again spoke expressing
spirit Army
believe in us

we will the sea
century-old scene
seen not alone

Give us the statement
a Supreme Command
young do-or-die

It is time for us

*The full article "Give Us Order" originally appeared 3.9.2013 on the website Rodong Sinmun. Title of article and name of publication are used here without permission. This project, 소거법 (Elimination), is defined by the application of poetic erasure to text from North Korean government "news sources" - with whose worldview the resulting poems are intended to clash, in their own small way.
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