Friday, January 27, 2017

day 27

So the poor have hope,
   and injustice shuts its
         mouth.  Job 5:16

may hope be
      not a long stare
      through the poor,
   but a welcome
   to our tables;
      nor a rueful grin
      as we mime
      empty pockets,
   but a bear hug
   of joy.

may injustice's tantalizing
seductive whispers of
      'they must wait their turn'
   be silenced by
   the singing of 'we
          shall overcome.'

(c) 2017  Thom M. Shuman

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