Sunday, March 22, 2009

Equality And Justice For All.

One Single Impression: Equals

Mabel stood her ground,
Met the sherriff's angry stare
-let my people vote!

Raj faced British guard,
Officer's truncheon came down
-returned two more times.

For living wages,
Employees spoke with one voice
-voting union.

She stared from the page,
Telling me her sad story
-so many children.

Dictator now dead,
People pulled down his statues
-now for Bill of Rights.

Taunted and teased,
Billy ran hard and won race
-special Olympics.

Copyright 2009

17 comments:

Jim said...

Right on, Edward. Free the People!

These have a nice thread I like of oppression followed by relief or clamors for relief. The last is more distant from the others to my mind.
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Jeeves said...

You spoke for so many here. Thanks. This is just too good.

spacedlaw said...

Equals is such an abused notion.

anthonynorth said...

Can't decide which is best - I suppose that's equality in action :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Equality is about fighting hard and winning--equality. Wonderful, Edward.

WillThink4Wine said...

Your poems speak volumes! Well done, Edward!

Amias said...

Edward each poem is a book in and of itself! You took Equality around the world and back again! BRAVO!

Deborah Godin said...

Your eye and mind zero in on so much! Excellent variations on the prompt!

Beth P. said...

Dear Edward--

These are all excellent foot soldiers and put together they make a march towards justice...

Many thanks--

Beth P. said...

Dear Edward--

These are all excellent foot soldiers and put together they make a march towards justice...

Many thanks--

Maggie said...

Sometimes...little can say much.

qualcosa di bello said...

huge meaning in so few words!

Tumblewords: said...

Wow - equality is such a distant and ephemeral word. Well done haiku!

Neverending Story said...

These haiku cover so much ground so succinctly. Thanks for equating equality with justice and giving it a high profile.

Quiet Paths said...

Feed the people and give them justice; thank you for these stories - each so different yet equal.

one more believer said...

it is good to remember the good, the bad and the ugly parts of history unfolding...

Patois said...

I love the march of equality I feel I'm taking as I read each one.