Social Justice Poetry

John Kaniecki

Innocent in Jail | A Social Justice Poem by John Kaniecki

I know every crack in the ceiling
I ain’t just feeling blue
I am the ocean
I am the sea
I am a man
Longing to be free

The system ain’t blind
It was meant to bind

Political oppression
That is the lesson
That the darker your skin
The greater your sin
And if you don’t wanna serve the man
And you ain’t hip to the plan
Then damn
Your soul
They’ll prove whose in control

See the country’s justice system fail
A common tale
Innocent in jail

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