Social Justice Poetry

John Robert Bland

Madam Justice | A Social Justice Poem by John Robert Bland

Madam Justice Ginsburg
allow us to carry your torch
of absolute outrage at the prospect
of the weak flocking behind Trump
as the next President

Such a catastrophe
that the whole world can do without
Cultivating hatred as a means
to promote racism no doubt

Like Hitler using followers
to exterminate millions not so long ago
Have we learned anything
as we watch similarities we should know

I hear those desperate for privilege
over those who don’t look like them
They figure Trump will deliver the goods
given the rooted hatred in him

We will gladly carry the torch
Madam Justice Ginsburg has made her case
and now we decent people need to step up
to prevent this inhumane disgrace

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John is the author of Urban Removal,*Version*=1&*entries*=0,
and Freedom Riders song,

Chicago Blues | A Social Justice Poem by John Robert Bland

I have been shot many times
by bullets of hate
Lain face down in my blood
as death stole my fate
With siren and uniforms
they surround me with markers
Framed by my rich plasma
as my Picasso looms larger
Hauled off by employees
in zipped disposal bags
No doubt the most attention
I have ever had
And I can hear mama
asking Jesus why me
Like the chorus to a song
play on
play on
as long as they keep killing me

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