Afraid

I am afraid.
Afraid that time will forget
nay that people will forget
the history of our world.
They will cease to be concerned
about the bloodshed
the rapes
the murders.
Instead they will applaud the decimation
of cultures
of peoples
of lives
not like their own.
I am afraid.
Afraid that by the time my child grows
there will be no ozone
there will be no polar bears
no water falling from the sky.
I am afraid.
Afraid that the world will be overtaken
by egomaniacs
by thugs in suits
by the brainless insensitive ones.
I do not want to be afraid.
I want to stand up
not only for myself as a woman
but for the men and women
the children
that have been made less
by the powers that be.
We have forgotten 
that we….
the people are the ones with power
not those in the sandbox.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
May 23/18

Downtrodden

Photo by Ben Koorengevel on Unsplash

Shhhhhhhhh……….

he might hear us

he might condemn

do not let him near.

Be careful.

His thoughts are not ours

his anger

his whiteness

is not the world’s truth.

Stand tall

speak your mind

do not allow him to rape

the cosmos that he feels he owns.

Do not allow him to destroy.

Rebel

stand up

do not let him crown himself king.

Rebel

speak loud

or forever shall we kneel

before the false prophet.