National Poetry Month: Cries for Justice
04.27.17 By Innocence Staff
Today, as part of our ongoing celebration of National Poetry Month, we are featuring two poems, one by Angela E. McKnight from the collection Freedom Poetry, and one by N.S. Martinez.
The Innocent Cry For Freedom By Angela E. McKnight It’s an awful cry, and it echoes in the pipeline. The innocent man’s cry for freedom, It’s a terrible sound. It pierces the eardrum, and the heart. Then it tears at your soul, while watching him through prison bars, and as he grows old. Everyday is a cry for freedom, but justice does not respond. Then everyday there is a cry for justice, until his freedom he has won.
Each Day By N.S. Martinez Each day A new face A new name A new story... yet unsettlingly the same Each day A life’s hope waits A life’s journey is stilled A life’s future is stolen... non-refundable Each day We decide to care We determine to act We can share... a voice for justice Each day A new face A new name A new story... can begin again
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