The Bricklayer: In Memory of Nelson Peery

The Bricklayer
In Memory of Nelson Peery

At 92 years young,
He had to know
He would not see
The future he envisioned

He fought for it anyway
Brick by brick

A society where all
Have their basic needs met
And the means of production
Is in the workers hands

Tomorrow is Labor Day 2015
Is it mere
That we have
Lost Nelson Peery today?

I met him
On his 92nd birthday
Where I learned
He had climbed a roof
In his 80s
He was always ready
To do the work

He laid the first bricks
Of the new society
For us

Rally comrades!
Take up your spade
And continue the work!

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