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Poem - Dying To Be Heard

“Dying To Be Heard” was inspired by an article in The Washington Post with the title “We scorned addicts when they were black. It is different now that they are white.” This paradigm also manifests with a homophobic person has a relation that is LGBT. The tainted element is no longer “they”. The former abomination becomes “us”.

Dying To Be Heard

Compassion bloomed with the change
of those impacted by the shame
instead of strangers looked down upon
now the family is doing drugs
the same race as the masters
believing laws passed fair muster
consider what has been wrought
outside of sight until this time.

The book once thrown has become
a photo album of loved ones
held to breast with new despair
instead of wanting quick justice
no longer do the laws appear
to do their job against the scum
once the trap has found the kin
of law and order greatest fans.

The color has changed in regard
to who is locked away for good
or buried six feet down
as death stalks the fair ones
the mirror shows the criminals
are now those who stood above
believing pain would pass on by
now they’re dying to be heard.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180415.
Tags: poem, societal

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