Social Justice Poetry

cognitive dissonance poems

Spaghetti Feed | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

Organizing a spaghetti feed
For a sick child
Instead of supporting
Universal health care.

Raising funds for local schools,
Then voting for people who
Cut education funding and
Endeavor to privatize it.

Gathering clothes
For the poor while
Demonstrating against
A living wage.

Commonplace paradoxes,
Caring people destroying things
They claim to support.
Unhealthy contradictions.

Disasters | A Social Justice Poem by Guy Farmer

As disasters both
Natural and man-made
Tear at the landscape,
One wonders whether
They still adhere to their
Premise that charities can
Take care of everything,
Even though it’s nonsensical to
Believe that people would give
Billions upon billions,
Over and over,
To help those ravaged by misfortune,
But there’s no way to
Talk them out of their misguided
Fantasies rooted in pessimistic
Dogma rather than reality.