Social Justice Poetry

International Fallout | A Social Justice Poem by Scott Thomas Outlar

granted personhood
by a simple stroke of the pen
by some fascist politicians
now conspire with and work for
international banking conglomerates,
sucking the blood,
soul, and wealth
from their lofty perches
from the real people
whom the laws
are supposed to represent,
but obviously don’t.
In a similar set of circumstances
it once was said,
“It’s off with their heads.”
And so it might just happen
that such a thing comes to pass
as the cycle of history turns again,
spin, spin, spinning
with a greedy guillotine,
sharp, sharp, sharpening
its whetted teeth
for the sacred ceremony.

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