Social Justice Poetry

Followers | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

They see her as
An existential threat,
This teenage girl
Whose only trespass is
Advocating for education
For all girls.

So terrified are they that
Women might have the ability
To think for themselves,
To assume positions of power,
That they do the only
Thing they know how to.

She survives the point-blank
Shot to her head, a heinous
Act of cowardice by
Gutless followers who fail to
Understand the resilience
Of the human spirit.

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