Social Justice Poetry

Saving the World | A Social Justice Poem by JD DeHart

Silly me. I thought our
problems were reserved
for history books.

Time tells a different
story.

Once I wanted to save
the world. I would simply
spin a word that would
bring joy to all.

Time proves this to be
an infinitely difficult task.

Maybe not the world
to save, but a town?
Maybe not a town, but
a street? One family?
One person? The pet
the family owns?

It’s all too difficult.
The invitations are so often
rejected. So instead of
trying to save, just trying
to be a semi-decent person
is now my goal.

One step, one time, one
second. A possibility.

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