A banner, loose and flying in the wind
Calls to all those trapped in drudgery
Speaks to the slaves of mindless discipline
Shouts, 'Stand for freedom, liberty to all!'
And then she puts her streaming hair safely
Again into a regulation bun
I fight back the tears and cries of, 'How could you?
We all need you. Lead us to freedom!'
I pass running, silenty murmuring
'We need you.'