Social Justice Poetry

Obstacles | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

What a great idea.
In our democracy,
Let’s make it
Harder to vote
For certain people.

Erect additional obstacles,
Require photo I.D. to vote,
After all, you need
Identification for other things,
Your papers please.

Posse of stunted children
Sitting around a table,
Reinforcing each other’s
Pain, fear, anxiety,
Changing world.

Losing power,
Lash out against the powerless,
Limit their rights,
Cling to waning,
Perceived supremacy.


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