Let Freedom Ring

“Let freedom ring!” Cried Jim Crow

Movements and martyrs,
The power in the moment
of the voice, long ago lost -stolen- Found again!

X marks the spot

They beat us down
and hold us back
“All men are created equal”, what happened to that?

I have a dream we will find our way

To long divided-
A haze, a cloud of fog-
My ideas are dark and twisted, justifying unjustifiable acts!

‘An unfortunate loss’

Birmingham – ‘never forget’-
empty words fill the boiling graves:
bodies to consumed by fear to lift a finger, to make a change.

A nation of hate can never be free

Lee, Smith, Till, Reese,
Parker, Guilhard, Moore,
Evers, Chappell -Countless victims of a national crime-

An injustice so high even a witness takes blame

A war raged
‘In the name of God!’
I pledge allegiance to my nation, my race, and my wallet.

“Let freedom ring!” answered the survivors, plagued by their past

Comments

Doctor Jones

Why is it that every top poem is a social justice or self image poem? Not that I mind a poem with social justice themes every now and then, I just think that there is wasted potential when so many poems are aimed towards the subject...

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