Sometimes I'm upset at an injustice, perceived or otherwise, but sometimes I'm too far away to help.


Do as you are told !

Does oppression need a bully ?
Does it need a dictator ?
Does it need an army ?
Violence ?
Force ?

Does it need only someone we love breaking our spirit ?
Does it need only someone in a position of perceived responsibility
to tell us we don't deserve that to which we should feel entitled ?
Being put down just once too often,
Feeling ignored,
Feeling powerless,
Less worthy ?

Be quiet, and don't rock the boat.

Do we stay quiet until our autobiography becomes our biography,
Or do we stand up for what is our right ?

Do we fight for what we believe, behind that banner we loved,
For which we fought with pride ?
Payment for our sacrifices.
Not a handout.
Not for charity.

Or do we just give in ?

Fade away ?
Go quietly ?

Where would we be if we gave in because it's too hard to push against the resistance,
Or if our forebears did ?

Are we still proud, or have we finally acquiesced ?

Did it really take us this long to find out that it wasn't worth it after all ?



Answers on an old post card, please.




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Written on 2011-06-27 at 14:00

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Much food for thought and needed action wherever we can, however we can.
2012-01-12


Jalaj Soni
nice poem dude!
beautiful poem!!
I could connect to it...
although I did not understand the rhyming part, the poem really touched me
nice work!
2011-08-29


Ferenc Inigo Beck
Questions we should always ask ourselves. Well done!
2011-07-11


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written , well express , good points made.
Ken ( D Williams )
2011-06-28