Risen

If it weren’t for the brave and the outspoken, we would still be slaves. This is a poem for the risen. May we rise every day. Years of oppression, of subduing and tyranny,made you rise, revolt and defect,away from the maltreatment, domination, and calamityunto the freedom, the autocracy, and the self-determination. Gone are the days…

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Trashcan Humans

The don’t haves have a hard time in this world. This is poem calling on all trashcan humans to revolt. I confess I am a trashcan human. You, lying in the gutter – revolt! You, struggling to pay bills – revolt! You, lacking food and water – revolt! You, beaten half to death – revolt! You,…

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The Dissatisfaction Blame Game

“Have you noticed that they all wear expensive leather jackets?” “I have. It’s a disgrace, I know.” “They scrounge off us and prance around as if they owned the place.” “Why did they even come here?” “Economic migrants is what they call them. I’d use the word freeloader.” “I wish they’d just go back to…

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Life in Gaza – We Are Dead Already

Life in Gaza is unbearable. As one Palestinian told Channel 4: “We are dead already.” May 2018 Gaza Massacre Yesterday, 14 May 2018 At the fence, 58 Palestinians were murdered by the Israeli defence forces.At the fence, 2800 Palestinians were injured by the IDF.Justifiably, they say, Hamas sent them across the fence, they say. Fadi-Abu,…

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Old Bangers and Mercs – Poem About Life

Your bank account balance doesn’t reflect your worth, nor does the car you drive. Sadly, cheap stuff often earns you disdain. This is a poem about life in poverty. As you got out of your Merc and spotted my old banger, you couldn’t hide your disdain. Yes, I say, the value of my car precisely…

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Longing for the Warring to End – The Ceasefire in Syria Has Failed

The ceasefire in Syria has failed. The UN and US have accused Russia, the Syrian government, and Turkey of breaching it, making the delivery of humanitarian aid nigh impossible. Turkey has rejected the UN ceasefire resolution, its president saying:”God curse your resolution”, thus lamenting that the ceasefire excluded military action against some terrorist groups. To…

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Poem for the Lepers of Yemen

According to a report from Aljazeera, 367 people were diagnosed with leprosy in 2016. Ostracized by their families, many of them make their way to the leper colony in Taiz to receive medical attention. But the war has hampered efforts of aid agencies, who struggle to distribute aid and provide adequate medical help. Among the…

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Collective Responsibility

When your big toe is hurting, your whole body doesn’t feel right. Your brain soon gets the message, your eyes eager to take a look. Reasoning together, your brain, heart, and the entire aching body resolves, to help out the big toe. Your entire being may even make time to go and see the doctor.…

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Bearing the Brunt

Today, the innocent often bear the brunt of the disastrous consequences of ignorant political and social decision making. Here’s a poem about bearing the brunt. The Innocent How come it is always the vulnerable and meek who bear the brunt of society’s woes? How come those in power don’t suffer the consequences of their bad…

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