Union Songs

Olympic torch relay

A Poem by John Tomlinson©John Tomlinson 2008

I saw the flame of peace surrounded by the dogs of war
I watched left-over athletes reliving past glories
I thought about the repression in Tibet
and asked what are they running for
and what are they running from?
Perhaps they're trying to forget
perhaps they hate being last year's heroes
perhaps they don't know about Tibet
or perhaps they just don't care


Many thanks to John Tomlinson for permission to add this poem to the Union Songs collection.

Find more of John's work in this collection

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