Social Justice Poetry

Convincing | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

The exhausting struggle
Between pessimism and optimism;
One seeing all the things
We can’t change and
The other visualizing
A new day. No small feat;
Convincing a doubter that
We can actually do
Something to help the poor,
Reverse the tide of
Discrimination, improve
Everyone’s quality of life,
Live in peace,
Save the planet.
It’s been shown time and again
That human beings can do
Amazing things to help
One another, enduring evidence
We are capable of moving beyond
Trepidation to collaboration.


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