In these times of rapid change, uncertainty and unprecedented crises people have united and divided. Tomorrow (15th) in England shops will begin reopening again and with them a moment in time comes to a close. With this in mind, I am releasing a poem a day, each one my responses to the times as they unfolded- beginning right back to March as lockdown was about to begin to the present moments of anger and injustice.
This is the seventh poem in the ‘In This Time Collection’ and the second half of the poems about protest. Written at the beginning of this new wave of activism, this is important over this weekend as protests continue in London.
Protest #2 Anger into hate Anger into Love People stood in opposition People stood together Championing what is right. Stood with a sign Do you know the full story Stood with a sign What is the history Stood with a sign This isn't a trend No excuse for fire with fire Set the example you wish to lead for others to follow Prejudice is age old Prejudgement. Stereotype. Lets break it down. Set a new one. Take down the wall. Brick by brick. Love by Love. Change by Change.