Farewell Justice

Farewell Justice

You fought with words and logic—
powerful weapons for justice
in reasonable times
but it’s easier to manipulate
some folks by advertising fear.

You struggled for so long
and now to honor your memory,
we must continue the battle,
to march in the streets,
to cast our ballots,
to assure your legacy is not erased.

You weren’t in the majority on the court—
but you represented all of us,
We the People.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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10 Responses to Farewell Justice

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    Reblogged this on The Prolific Pulse and commented:
    He said it well.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Katy Claire says:

    Beautiful tribute 💙 We must continue the battle.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. krishansen4tango says:

    Thank you!

    On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 8:14 PM Bartholomew Barker, Poet wrote:

    > > > > > > > Bartholomew Barker posted: ” > > > > > Farewell Justice > > > > You fought with words and logic—powerful weapons for justicein reasonable > timesbut it’s easier to manipulatesome folks by advertising fear. > > > > You struggled for so longand now to honor your memory,we must continue the > battle,to ma” > > > >

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jupitergrant says:

    Hear hear 👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

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