Social Justice Poetry

Clinched | A Social Justice Poem by Langley Shazor

While we wait
Helplessly beckoning
The change brought about
By the hands of someone else
We consistently overlook
The measure of change
Within our grasps
Hands outstretched
Imploring the dissolution of conditions
For which we have set the stage
We could simply pull the curtain
Exit stage left
And no longer patronize this establishment
But that would require effort
The subject of a bygone era
An institution
Whose doors seem to be bolted shut
They can be forced open
If we would but put all our hands in
There would be no need to look for hand outs

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