Social Justice Poetry

Chance | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

Attach the label,
Accusatory scarlet letter,
Moral failing – character flaw,
Stamp of inadequacy.

Point a crooked finger,
Their fault – they’re lazy,
Not enterprising and
Hard-working like us.

Gilded mantle of
Success and civilization,
Gentility personified,
There but for chance.

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2 thoughts on “Chance | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

  1. square peg

    This poem expresses timeless judgmental attitudes in a way that touches your own sense of self righteousness. I was thinking of the truthful and moving words long after I was done reading the poem. It really stays with you.