Social Justice Poetry

Protest, Again | A Social Justice Poem by J.K. Durick

They gather so often – they must,
injustice, we find, plays many roles,
arrives in so many forms,

and they gather – faithfully
on City Hall steps, in front of
the senators’ offices –

marching, picketing,
the form remains the same,
the content changes

there’s a war, forever a war,
there are laws forced through,
enforced unfairly;

the protesters assemble
some older, veterans ready for more,
younger ones, just learning how

to show up, march, and speak up,
say injustice, say justice and try
to tell us the difference.


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