Justice

Justice Junior Libby
Junior Libby

Fire hoses knocking humanity down to their knees

Dogs savagely biting every person just finding their voice

Men shot down in cold blood for being right and righteous

I heard about a dream and took it as my own

Believing that all men were created equal

Children segregated and then integrated with no regard for love

Communities redlined and defined by the color of the skins residing there

Injustice rampant and malicious toward every soul who wanted

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Words meant to put down and disembowel

Systems designed to exclude and control

Regain some of that persistent resistance without violence

All people are one and there must be JUSTICE without death and injury

RIGHT ON! SOLID! GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! LOVE!

~~~~

© Carol Campbell 2015

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Bjorn and Amy Jo have offered this prompt:

Now for the prompt we’re going to break this idea down and write about the times we have lived in—describing/living the life of the decades you have gone through. You can be as specific as a dusty dodge Monaco your father drove in his plaid shirt and bell-bottoms, your mother’s perm or yours, how it felt when a certain movie came out and shaped you, or you can shoot for a bigger picture—politics, war, technology, literature, and/or what is happening to the common person in our country right now — on and on the sky is the limit. But remember to pour your own emotion(s) into it.

  1. Write down key words you want to use for the theme.
  2. Now set your timer for nine minutes. Free-write whatever comes to mind–pen to paper, do not stop do not edit. Let yourself get lost in memory or history or today—what it’s like (or was like in the past) for you, YOU, living in this world.
  3. Then, when your time is up, write that free verse poem.
    When you do your free-write it can be helpful to work backwards and create the lines of your poems around those key words to flesh it out.If you feel like you want to clean it up, maybe adding some creative enjambment or punctuations. Maybe you find an internal rhyme you want to emphasize or maybe you feel you need to cut it down like you do black-out poetry. Maybe a list-poem works for you. But try not to destroy that raw feeling from your initial free-write. (Björn, this is not the right time to write a sonnet.)

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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17 thoughts on “Justice”

  1. that dream is still alive, and is still being watered with blood, sweat and tears of those who still believe, who still love justice. We shall not be moved……

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  2. After watching
    so many
    debates
    iT gives
    me hope..
    faith.. and
    more belief
    to hear at
    least one
    of the
    candidates
    end their speech
    with MAY THE
    FORCE BE WITH
    YOU.. but nah..
    you Know
    what they
    say about
    politics..
    so that
    is all i’ll
    say about that..
    except for LOVE1
    and yes.. 2PEACE2
    a common denominator3
    of Unification against Division4
    and sure.. may be the FORCE5
    be with you TOO6!
    as
    ALWAYS
    WELL7..:)!

    Liked by 1 person

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