A Stand For Just Us
In a country where we pledge allegiance
To the flag of The United States Of America
To the Republic for which it stands One Nation
Under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice
For All…Only the difference every day is …Our
Justice falls…it failed our Schools, our children
Our jobs …our Healthcare, our Finances
it walks around with hearts of serial killers such
As Manson, Hate groups, Zimmermans and likes of
Where can we go for Just Us…for our Safety?
If the system chooses to change whenever
it feels the need to become bullies in the eyes
Of our babies…yeah, we’ve seen it all before
Everything comes back in rotation…what is it
That we need to do…
We need to stand up get up stand up for our rights
As Mr. Bob Marley saw then, what we see now
Young children getting killed to satisfy the fearful
Hunger of the powerless …they are and some of us
Getting stalked…Just Us…because they said so…
In the Constitution, Just Us will hold up,
The hard headed Just Us workers
While racism falls in place to protect their investors
Cry…but why, when we see the devil face to face
How do we get rid of Satan…by standing up to it?
And it’s powerless… to the word of God…To Change
The Toxic Minds of Evil…So Stand up
Get up for your civil rights…No JUSTICE FOR US
There’s no one taking ahold of your hand….
Never stop voting…know your
Constitutional rights…teach it to you families and
Mentorship each, teach so they can learn them
All state to state…because right now…
It’s JUST US. No Martin, Malcolm, Luke or John.
No. NO JUSTICE. JUST US…DYING…
© Shihi Venus
Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”
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Foreword . . .
In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.
It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.
Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.
Demitri Tyler, Author
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