Poetry Blogs (Justice)
julie callaghan on The Crimson Queen! (2 hours ago)
Will you raise your voice for the oppressed
Will you demand Governmental redress
Will you speak on things that truly matter
Will you allow this illusion to truly shatter
Will you plant the seeds in the ears of youth
So they can discover the yield of truth
Will you speak up Will you scream
Will you have faith Will you dream
Will you turn up your volume for the silenced
Wednesday 28th October 2020 7:45 am
Human Rights laws are now a distant memory
If ancestors can hear I’m sure they’re screaming “tragedy”
Just like trees communicate and give aid to the weak
Our aura interacts without needing to speak
Our immune systems talk without you needing to like me
& establishment knew this only happens when you’re near me.
We need our vitamin D and all the germs and bacteria
To build up our defenc...
Wednesday 21st October 2020 1:38 pm
"Soro Soke" (Battle Cry)
It is the dawn we have been waiting for,
A dawn where darkness bows to light,
And the wicked at the feet of the righteous.
We are done with the silence,
We are done with the fake smiles,
We are done with hoping in their dead promises.
The giants have risen in the form of a youth,
Sunday 18th October 2020 1:58 pm
9 a.m on a dull Tuesday morning,
I walked with a heavy head,
I've been carrying this for a while now,
Something common to men of my status,
Scamperring at the feet of the scavengers at the top of the national bounty,
They come with tummies tucked inside and mouth full of fairytale,
But leave pregnant with our wealth,
And then hands it over as a heirloom to their kind.
Wednesday 14th October 2020 12:35 pm
I am angry.
I am angry at men, and women
and children and mothers and fathers.
my body is full of unbridled rage, that the ones
I love and care about, sometimes even myself,
can turn a blind eye to the atrocities right in front of us.
Children ripped from their mothers
Young people blinded and beaten for speaking the truth
Men spewing bile, cruelty, poison to hide the
depths of their...
Monday 20th July 2020 2:14 pm
Sweet summer sunshine
And her warm embrace,
Her radiance as pale as egg-whites
Veils her face.
She shies away from you and I
Behind the soufflé of clouds,
Mighty and high,
Far, far away from the mortal crowd.
Or perhaps she's afraid
Of the power we hold
To birth, sunder and devastate
Those shaped from the same dough.
Fragile feeble fingers...
Thursday 18th June 2020 7:24 am
Our home, a pale blue dot in the vastness of universe's untouched beauty, a tiny, spherical world, afloat in a immensity of space and time. Here for a moment, and then we're leaving for the eternity. In the school of mortality we learn to acrobat over the abyss.
Tuesday 9th June 2020 11:14 am
Calling onto the masses
Whom no amount of classes
Would open their eyes
To the hate and despise
That people of colour receive
And how their hearts grieve
To the endless blood shed
And countless bodies dead
To years of uncalled for attacks
And merciless whacks
To all the foolish, never forget
That you are in great debt
To all the souls you have scarred
And dead bodies you disregard
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 2:54 am
In a world that is broken and full of crime and hate
There are people who still have faith
Faith that can move mountains and make things well
There are people who believe with all their heart that things can heal
They believe that with faith anything and everything is possible
Through pain, death, and brokeness we must always remember to have a little bit of FAITH
Let God take th...
Monday 1st June 2020 7:27 pm
~Black bodies stained red
By hands of those whom color has not dared touch
Black bodies left for dead
Destroyed, discarded, desecrated, and given to death's clutch
Black bodies have always bled
For the sins of those who are yet to be judged
Black bodies are hanging by a thread
Waiting for justice, but receiving none such.~
Thursday 28th May 2020 3:39 am
Obey your honour and try to understand
That justice and truth must go hand in hand.
So try to be honest and try to be good
Never stray from doing just as you should.
So go into the world; perform great noble deeds.
Be courteous but don't be full of greed.
And whatever you say, be you old or youthful,
Endeavour to make all of those words truthful.
Then maybe you'd have a right to ...
Friday 13th March 2020 8:33 pm
We must champion the underdogs.
We must support the poor and weak.
We must all fight along the side of those
Whose hope and luck seemed bleak.
We must not not give up nor give in,
Till we defeat those who taunt and boast.
For the underdogs - they are the ones
Who need our help the most.
We must conquer all the giants.
We must all be brave and strong.
We must all stand up for ...
Thursday 6th February 2020 3:34 pm
Bar Steward Town 1 (for Debbie)
What they did to Debbie was beyond compare
Anywhere else except in this damn town
A real lady came from afar to heal the sick
Persons unknown took her happiness
Did their despicable act and slew her life
They respected her religion by crossing her
But not her body by using two big knives
Two decades on the killers are free
Sunday 12th January 2020 3:27 am
I wish you horses and castles, royalty and peace
But you’ll just move forward, into defeat
The pawns are the masters, and they are the slaves.. they
Allow the king and queen, on board to play
Without which the game, would not be the same
Without which, who, would take all the blame?
Working and striving, for a better life
Blood sweat and tears, and still we fight
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 5:40 pm
O karma will always prevail
Although it may take many years
Then it shall be understood
Why you cried those tears
So in time one shall receive
Just exactly what one should
And be seen for what you are
Whether it be bad or good
And even in your darkest hours
Know ahead of you shall be light
So if you want to challenge life
Don't give up without a fight
Tuesday 27th August 2019 9:44 am
To You who art
To me, when I see
The made star night
Displacing the confusion
Of maps and charts.
A darkness that is as light
As the day when
The sweat and the blood
Tasted by a dying thief
Glistened, glistened, glistened,
While the hot sky
Darkened, darkened, darkened.
No star was seen
Falling, falling, w...
Saturday 13th July 2019 12:40 pm
My mouth took some months to bloom
My words took some weeks to flower
You and I do not speak different languages
We possess different meanings
“What is the curl of your tongue?
What is the grind of your teeth?
What is the bow in your brows?
What do you mean?”
Your bottom line is neat and fine
Your ballpoint pen bullet-proof
My point is a r...
Sunday 9th June 2019 4:07 pm
Red for love Blue for sky's
A tap full of tears a mothers eyes
Dry are the lids from mourning salt
Mothers world has come to a halt
Love for truth honesty and pride
Sky is were he lives mother dying inside
Red for anger blue for healing Anger for injustice and Grief and lies
Healing for the families of those in the sky's
Red is our blood Blue our veins
Vital to living in...
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 12:43 am
If you find love for the duration,
This you may find will benefit every nation,
It begins with the nucleus,
And that nucleus is me,
All I want out of life is a cigarette and a cup of tea,
Anything more would be great,
But we must rid the world of hate,
Love is the answer to all things,
If you have true love then you will live the life of a king,
There will be justice for all,
And if you ...
Thursday 27th December 2018 11:40 am
A Message of Hope
This is a message of hope, of peace, of justice
Of the pieces of me that are not taken
Not trapped, Not tapped of sourceful energy.
And the resources of friendship and kindness and love
Of the part of me that is alive and breathing and being.
With Nature and trees and sun
With butterflies and hummingbirds and eyes open
Watching the glow of...
Tuesday 11th October 2016 6:14 am
The greedy God is a needy God
offering paradise to those
who would make a body count
in a violent misshape of fate
for needy Gods need sacrifice
to justify their cause.
What God creates he takes away
while man creates his laws.
Sunday 17th July 2016 10:19 pm
Twenty seven years of sleepless nights
enduring a lifetime of injustice.
Fighting endlessly to clear the name...
of friends and loved ones wrongly blamed.
Justice should have been swift and free,
but corruption was present from the start
and lay at the heart of this tragedy.
Adding pain and deepening their misery.
Always dignified. Unflinching in their efforts,
the strength it has...
Thursday 28th April 2016 9:23 am
will welfare victims
wait for justice as long as
Wednesday 27th April 2016 8:25 pm
For my actions although those
Were not my actions
Monday 14th March 2016 12:48 am
Five years and nine months
Can you tell what it is yet?
It's not long enough
So whilst on 'A' Wing
Bend down to pick up your soap
Whilst in the shower
No 'Two Little Boys'
Just 'Jake the Peg's middle leg
Try your Kangaroo court sport
It's coming to you
Then why no remorse?
Banged up at portrait's pleasure
Tuesday 8th July 2014 6:21 pm
Should have been your boy
back from the game
bag of fish and chips
grin as wide as the Mersey
drunk on youth and sunshine
still living every pass shot tackle
as he settles down in front of the box
him and the old man each with a can
to watch it all over on Match Of The Day.
Instead, it was coppers
neighbours, friends, the sad-eyed priest
it was sorry for your...
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 5:34 pm
Children Of The Glamned
preying on the teenage Kohl eyed panda
tinfoil fumbling back stage
now fear her mature rampage
finding strength in her dotage
Wednesday 9th April 2014 7:49 pm
A rain of death is falling in Ramses Square
There's something perceptively evil in the air
Perhaps it's the word Moslem
That excuses the eagle from treating them less like men
I saw him, unarmed pleading hands outstretched in front of the tank
The rifle raised these bastards are not firing blanks
What code, what right is invoked that separates crime from state
Sunday 18th August 2013 7:38 pm
But Trayvon Martin still gets no justice when Zimmerman shoots.
The latter claimed he had the right to simply stand his ground
But first, against police advice, he followed young Trayvon around
Trying to decide, I guess, if the teenager really posed a threat.
But judging by what Trayvon was packing, he was a wrong as wrong can get.
Sunday 14th July 2013 11:51 pm
Open Mic Event
I am pleased to announce that Ashton Library will be host to the Manchester launch of the Robin Hood Book, a poetry anthology alongside the Robin Hood Campaign analysing, celebrating and discussing various social issues of importance.
There will be readings from Ushiku ...
Tuesday 15th May 2012 1:34 pm
40/1 Clara Petacci in the Piazza Loreto
She was Benito Mussolini’s squeeze.
He’d jump official meetings for quick shags,
leaving state officials fingering their diplomatic bags.
He’d have her on the carpet, on a chair,
over a desk; almost anywhere,
then go out on some balcony, thumping the air.
Of course it had to end:
Armies defeated, tr...
Sunday 8th April 2012 8:33 pm
The knocks came loud at half past four;
The wife woke from her sleep.
"You give that noisy pest what-for,
I hate the little creep"!
Her husband squinted at the clock
And rubbed his tired eyes;
He'd give that yob a nasty shock,
An unforseen surprise.
"What's your problem, son?" he cried,
Flinging back the door,
And quickly stopped in verbal str...
Saturday 5th November 2011 5:21 pm
Wet dawn morning rain dripping on sombre scene
low clouds distilling all colour to grey.
No warmth or hope or peace of mind.
Count down approaches creeping death
as workers test the gallow’s string, new white rope up,
haul heavy sacks of grain to test it – dead weight.
In his cell a condemned man is brought,
he didn’t sleep much. His last day on ear...
Thursday 20th October 2011 4:32 pm
I present my argument:
Justice is a moral issue;
morality is subjective;
therefore - Justice is subjective.
The Just Person is:
upright righteous fair-minded
‘on the side of the angels’!
unbiased unprejudiced impartial
dispassionate indifferent detached
With all due reasonableness
Thursday 19th May 2011 11:01 am
if poets did justice and the law
loansharks would get baliffs knocking on their door
animal abusers would have to go to the vets instead of the doctors
muggers would be beaten up by old grannies
scientists who test animals with cosmetics would find themselves dolled up every morning
by cosmetics that give them a rash
and bankers who get big bonuses would have to wor...
Friday 7th May 2010 12:39 pm