Liberty and Justice for All

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WE ALL WANT OUR LIBERATION.

YET, SOME HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR EQUALITY.

WHY SHOULD SOME HAVE TO FIGHT

FOR THEIR RIGHTS TO BE FREE

WHEN THIS WORLD WAS CREATED

EQUAL FOR ALL TO BE FREE?

 –

ARE WE LIVING IN A WORLD CREATED BY MAN?

IF SO, WITH ALL HIS CREATIVE BRILLIANCE,

WHY WOULD MAN CREATE HIS WORLD

TO INCLUDE THOSE HE WANTED

TO HAVE NO PART OF IT?

WAS MAN GIVEN THE RIGHTS TO LORD OVER OTHERS?

OR, IS THESE WHY THINGS ARE SUCH A MESS?

WHAT A SHAME, SINCE WE’RE ALL CREATED OUT OF THE

SAME EARTH.

SO, WHO IS MAN TO HAVE CLAIM OVER IT?

THERE ARE POISONOUS WASTES IN OUR GULF STREAMS.

THIS WASTE POLLUTES OUR OCEANS,

AND THEY THREATEN OUR SEAS.

YES, CONTAMINATED WATER

IS A SOCIETAL DISGRACE,

BUT, WE’RE NO BETTER THAN THE WASTE

THAT WE ALLOW TO POLLUTE OTHERS

WHEN WE ALLOW PRIDE, BIGOTRY, AND HATRED,

IN OUR HEARTS AGAINST OTHERS.

WE LET THESE POISONS RAGE SAVAGELY

THROUGHOUT OUR SOUL,

AND THEN WE ALLOW THEM TO CONTAMINATE OUR BEING.

THEN, THE STENCH FROM THEM ARE ALLOWED TO

SPILL ALL OVER THIS WORLD.

WHEN WE BICKER BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES

IN RACE, SEX, AND CREED,

WHERE IS MAN TO PUT THESE THINGS IN CHECK?

WHO SHOULD WE THANK?

IS IT MAN?

BETTER YET,

WHO SHOULD WE BLAME FOR ALL OUR MESS?

IS IT MAN?

IS IT THE SAME MAN WHO THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN OTHERS?

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE RULES THIS WORLD?

THEN, MAN, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, YOU SHOULD GIVE US A BREAK?

WHILE MAN IS BUSY FIGHTING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS

AND FIGHTING TO BE A SOMEBODY,

OUR CHILDREN ARE CRYING TO BE NOTICED,

BUT, TOO MANY ARE DYING UNNOTICED.

SOME ARE DYING AT THE HANDS

OF THOSE WHO SHOULD PROTECT THEM.

MANY OF OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED

TO HAVE A DECENT CHILDHOOD

BECAUSE THEIR INNOCENCE WAS STOLEN

BY COWARDLY, AND DESPICABLE, ACTS OF TERROR.

OFTEN THESE ACTS ARE BY

THE FRIENDLY HANDS THEY KNEW,

IN SOME CASES, THEY’RE THE HANDS

THAT SHOULD HAVE HELD THEM CLOSE

AND MADE THEM FEEL SECURE.

 –

ARE WE EVER  GOING TO GET THINGS RIGHT?

ARE WE EVER GIVING UP ALL

THE BICKERING AND PETTY FIGHTS?

WILL THIS WORLD REVOLVE

AROUND UNITY AND PEACE?

 

WE WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER LIFE

BEFORE WE TURN THIS WHOLE WORLD AROUND?

SOON THIS WORLD WON’T BE A BETTER PLACE,

UNLESS EACH ONE OF US MAKE AN EFFORT

TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

LET’S LIVE UP TO THE PRINCIPLES

THAT WE PIOUSLY SING ABOUT,

IN THIS PRESENT LIFETIME,

THIS PLACE IS NOT GOING TO BE

HEAVEN ON EARTH, BUT

CAN WE JUST HAVE SOME LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?

IF WE CAN’T DO IT FOR OURSELVES,

CAN WE DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN?

 

`Yvonne L
(Originally written in 2010 but updated to reflect current societal events)
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