Social Justice Poetry

Kicking up Dirt | A Social Justice Poem by Scott Thomas Outlar

Another twist of the knife
with pinpoint precision
to bleed the world’s angst
upon the already drenched ground
as division flares
across the airwaves
with a corporate media
pimping and pumping the problems
one right after another
in a steady stream of chaos
to keep the people
afraid and at each other’s throats

Another gunshot fires
trigger point to the bursting flesh
in a hallowed church
where no salvation can be found
just an old tattered flag
being waved as a sign
that some hatred never dies
it’s the devil’s gift that keeps on giving
down the line
from one seed to the next
in a polluted bloodline
full of sins unto each generation

Another mother weeps
as the saviors and sages
from a time long past
turn over in their graves
kicking up dirt
that gets slung in all our eyes
to keep us blind
of all the superficial face value bull
so maybe we can start to see
something a little deeper
at the core
where everything is One
and solutions might soon be found

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