Poem of Protests

Richard Greve | Janurary 9, 2018

Some tweet at Starbucks
against war, the madman at the helm
oppression, occupation of the land & mind
poverty, homelessness & decadence.

Some march and picket,
sing and chant against the awful
of our own government
where criminals come to give their speeches.

Others, braver, chain themselves to whitehouse fenses
get arrested, then travel back to pay their fines

Against the power of money
Against the class that rules
it's hard to make a change.

But without the actions, small and big, of committed souls
we can never hope for change.
And slowly, or maybe even quickly,
the scales will tip to justice and
against the wars of domination,
whichever war it is.

Richard Greve, (c) January 2018