PROTEST POEM: Round The Public Square

Theirs
Smoked filled plays
Behind closed doors
Where there is no room
In the halls of
Fore the wrest of us
Relegated to copping
Round the public square

This protest poem deals with the that lack of transparency and in obliges to apply pressure through , demonstrations, and .  Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. Frederick Douglass quote POLITICAL BUTTONSometimes demands circling city hall and other halls of for around whole to fit in a public square.  I am particularly proud of the “copping ” phrase subject to double .   is often poorly trained and cops bad attitudes toward exercising their rights and petitioning for redress of grievances.  Protest beyond the law is not departure from democracy; it is essential to it -- Howard Zinn quote POLITICAL BUTTONJudges and courts are often poorly equipped and acculturated to treating as more than common criminals.  Our exacts a disproportionately high cost upon conscientious citizen actively working to right wrongs in our and communities.  This disproportionately high cost on highly politically engaged activists stymies the vitality of our and reinforces systemic injustices.  May we learn to value the vital role protest and in actualizing a vital .

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