Protests Rage (repost)

You had the ability to stifle much of this anger
By simply modifying your nonchalant demeanor
Express a symptom of human compassion and remorse
For ending a life early, in the line of duty, you enforced
Words you so carefully choose with an inexpressive face
Reflects solely on your disgrace and fuels community rage
Break your silence with something worth hearing; a sincere apology
Give the distraught community something else to believe
Or continue to maintain a faultless conscious as protests rage
Across this great and mighty nation where justice can’t assuage

 

The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall

 


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.

One Word Photo Challenge: Ceiling

JW 1 word pic

All of these feelings

Are trapped against the ceiling

Holding my love within a noose

Under humility’s roof

Folded within a paper house

Sealed forever in doubts

Right out of the Victorian era

Shrouded in night terrors

A tale thousand times told

You know how the story goes

Table tops and book covers

Nestled in the corner as lovers

Collecting dust and growing old

 

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells one-word-photo-challenge: ceiling