For Anita Roddick

Had I a voice
I would sing your song
Had I a tongue
I would speak your praise
Had I the time
I would live for you
But here, gagged and bound
To the floor and injustice
And waiting for death
I can only wonder
How you have breathed life
Into the thought that we give
Meaning to being
Only when we share and care.

Ken Saro-Wiwa
20/6/95

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Silence Would Be Treason Copyright © 2018 by Íde Corley, Helen Fallon, and Laurence Cox. All Rights Reserved.

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