7 Political Poems To Fuel Your Resistance In The Era Of Donald Trump

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For many of us, the past year (Do we pin this to when the last election campaigning began? The primaries?) has been one epic act of resistance. And there's the resistance you're a part of — and probably there's the resistance that's happening under your radar.

Inspiring your own resistance, though, is really different than being aware of resistance in general. Personally, I think being inspired happens through communication: talking, productively arguing (yep, it's possible), and reading. In an article for this publication, "The Hard Truth That Good White People Need To Hear," Faridah Gbadamosi writes:  

It's important to inspired to rise up, stand up, and act. These seven poems might light the fire in you. For more reading recommendations, visit Bustle's 31 Days of Reading Resistance, then head over to 22 Small Act of Resistance You Can Do To Take Action Every Day to find your next mission:

'Klan March' by Quraysh Ali Lansana

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'In Tongues' by Tonya M. Foster

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'Sticking It to the Man' by Jan Beatty

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'The Pressure of the Moment' by Dara Wier

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'You Tell Us What To Do' by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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'Weary Rings' by César Vallejo

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'Ramallah' by Bei Dao

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