finally over, let's look to the future
battles to be fought and rights to be won
Or did you think that yesterday's heroes
a comfortable world where the work's all been done?
This half-life is the only half you've got
make certain you don't sell yourselves off cheap
whole life's much more expensive
you've got to start sowing before you can reap
suffragette'll have suffered in vain
no-one picks up where she left off
expect people to stand up and applaud
condemn, complain and scoff
will you skulk about living your half-life
are you half a person enough
show them your new clear brilliance
memories of an old revolutionary's stuff?
They're your cudgels now, it's your time on the frontline
being called to account so make us all proud
We're the past, you're the present, so shout to the future
the world hear your message... Say it out loud!
(31 August 1999)