poetry by j matthew waters

Walking for Justice for All

Born in a veil of freedom
I walk through the streets
of Birmingham
holding my head high
gazing into the whites of the eyes
of faceless people
fading into unforgotten crowds
cheering and jeering and
throwing insults at my ancestry
at a time when vengeance
superseded facts
and justice was unleashed
without due process

january two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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