Social Justice Poetry

Conflict and Participation | A Social Justice Poem by Lee Anne G. Hall

Conflict requires participation.
Its unfolding depends on
what you’re holding: 

wits or weapons.
One leads to resolution,
the other to escalation.
One leads to conversation,
the other to combat.
One leads to explanations,
the other to hostility.
Don’t battle when you can barter.
Bring your trade bead abacus 

And show the true accounting 

Of possibility and peace.


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