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OLDHATJ

Waiting For Justice


Polar bears and elephants

Are waiting for justice.

The Planet is waiting for justice.

The helpless and innocent,

The hungry and poor,

The homeless-

Humanity is waiting for justice.

Indigenous peoples-

Native American Indians.

Spiritual and Proud,

Respecters of the Earth.

Deceived and displaced,

They are still waiting.

Black souls,

God's own people

Stripped of all dignity.

Stolen, enslaved and sold

On almost every continent.

Still waiting for justice.

The Jews,

A God fearing people

Of music and prayer,

And tradition.

Their ashes

Are still floating in the air,

And the air is still waiting for justice.

The exterminated,

The exiled and exploited-

The children

Of the children of the children

Are still waiting.

The wounded.

Soldiers on battlefields,

Soldiers coming home.

Children in closets, in cages,

Praying.

Praying and waiting for justice.

The young and the old,

The free and the oppressed,

Forever waiting.

Black and White

And every shade in between

Are still waiting for justice.

We are ALL Waiting for Justice.


C Dianne Baumgartner 2021





[Edited 8/9/21 10:32am]

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Reply #1 posted 08/10/21 12:35am

Mackopolis44

OLDHATJ said:


Polar bears and elephants


Are waiting for justice.


The Planet is waiting for justice.


The helpless and innocent,


The hungry and poor,


The homeless-


Humanity is waiting for justice.

Indigenous peoples-


Native American Indians.


Spiritual and Proud,


Respecters of the Earth.


Deceived and displaced,


They are still waiting.


Black souls,


God's own people


Stripped of all dignity.


Stolen, enslaved and sold


On almost every continent.


Still waiting for justice.


The Jews,


A God fearing people


Of music and prayer,


And tradition.


Their ashes


Are still floating in the air,


And the air is still waiting for justice.

The exterminated,


The exiled and exploited-


The children


Of the children of the children


Are still waiting.

The wounded.


Soldiers on battlefields,


Soldiers coming home.


Children in closets, in cages,


Praying.


Praying and waiting for justice.

The young and the old,


The free and the oppressed,


Forever waiting.


Black and White


And every shade in between


Are still waiting for justice.


We are ALL Waiting for Justice.


C Dianne Baumgartner 2021







[Edited 8/9/21 10:32am]


That's deep. Nicely composed and ultimately true. It's such a shame that we have not learned a lot from history and things that should have been dealt with by the 21st century carry on. It's a sad indictment of the human race that we would rather step on each other than give each other a hand. Thankfully, not all people are like this. We need to hear more about individuals who make a positive difference instead of negative stereotypes portrayed in the media. Your piece was thought provoking and powerful, nice work 😎✌🎹
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