Social Justice Poetry

Scarred | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

Cold indifference
Permeates the minds of legislators
Posing as conviction.
An insidious malady
Steeped in pain – fear – enmity —
Driving compassion away,
Replacing it with punishing policies
Harming hard-working citizens
Whose only mistake is
Lack of power.
Intense suspicion of government
Spawns initiatives
Gutting vital services
Leaving a desolate landscape,
A walled-in mansion surrounded
By a scarred wasteland.
Destitute souls walk aimlessly
Across the bleak landscape
For someone else’s anxieties.


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