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poetry by j matthew waters

knock off bill of rights in my back pocket


history in the making teaches us
there is limited accountability
to those perched in high places
while those down below
continue to be shown
their so-called inalienable rights
can easily be stripped away
by anyone wearing a badge
and/or carrying a weapon




february two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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13 thoughts on “knock off bill of rights in my back pocket

  1. one of the most horrifyingly accurate poems I have ever read. well done

  2. No justice until justice presides over the hearts of men. This, sadly, has never been the case.

  3. Very thought provoking poem… It never ceases to amaze me how many people willingly give up their freedoms without a fight

  4. It really hit a raw nerve. So timely and harrowingly poignant

  5. Reblogged this on Authoring paths and commented:
    Just couldn’t help sharing. Bang on, Matthew!

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