Social Justice Poetry

Old News | A Social Justice Poem by Joan Leotta

Tonight’s the debate –
a news event?
My mind instead will take a rest,
concentrating on the good, the best
of what I’ve
seen and heard
over weeks past
bits of news
stuck in my mind
of people trying to be kind.
This old news is
what I hope will repeat
in weeks, months,
in future years –
rescues from wrecked
cars, earthquakes, floods
I hope these bits of old,
accumulated goodness
will overtop the rocky
shore of acrimony
in a tidal wave of love.

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3 thoughts on “Old News | A Social Justice Poem by Joan Leotta

  1. Donal Mahoney

    I am not familiar with your work, Joan Leotta, but this is quite a poem, an oasis at a time when we the people need an oasis very much. I can’t wait for the election to be over and wouldn’t mind being an ostrich till then so I could stick my head in the sand.

    1. Joan Leotta

      Thank you so much for your comment! You can find more of my work online–I have a chapbook of poems coming out In January–Finishing Line is taking pre-orders now)
      Thanks so much