Social Justice Poetry

Juris without Prudence | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

His forebears fought
Mill owners for
Some modest bit of
Dignity at work.

Not so many years later,
He ascends to the
Pinnacle of his profession,
The highest seat of power.

He takes the hard-fought
Lessons of the past and
Ruthlessly maims them,
Juris without prudence.

A snide retort and sneer
All that remain of
A legacy of struggle
For fairness.

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