Protest

 

 

Dissent is a cornerstone of Democracy

A right to express what you believe

But when riddled with hypocrisy

The words seemed geared to deceive

 

Violence used to denounce the same

And the destruction of otherโ€™s property

Forces a just cause to share the blame

And real change becomes the casualty

 

Raise your voice for all to hear

Raise the banner for a better world

Make the dialogue more clear

But leave the angry stones un-hurled

 

To create change we must set the example

A vision of our more perfected life

But violence is seen as just a sample

Of the same world with different strife

 

Let us come together in solidarity

Force the changes we so desperate need

But peace should not be the rarity

It should be the movements only creed

 

 

 

Comments
19 Responses to “Protest”
  1. yassy says:

    This poem should be a mantra for the whole world.
    I love your work , Brad.

  2. Nima Mohan says:

    “Let us come together in solidarity
    Force the changes we so desperate need
    But peace should not be the rarity
    It should be the movements only creed”-
    YES .. with all caps !!!

  3. Amen my brother! I feel the positive energy of this poem and it is filled with truth! Thank you!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    Well said, Brad. Like you, Iโ€™m in favor of the protests, but I donโ€™t think the violence and looting does anything except to distract from the reason for the protests. We need people like Gandhi and MLK…

  5. beth says:

    here’s to peace and justice

  6. kristianw84 says:

    YES!!!!!! The whole world needs to read this!! Thank you for using your voice and talents for good! Thank you for being one of the good ones. Thank you for protecting and serving. Thank you for being you!!

  7. Perfect! The TRUTH written with such grace and beauty! I applaud, no, a standing ovation for this poem! Great work Brad! Loved it!

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