29 April 2015

Peace with Justice


I would love to be an American  
Supreme Court justice and colleague of Ruth
Bader Ginsberg hearing her wisdom first
hand and enjoying a progressive nap
at times when conservatives are speaking.

I would love to be an American
Senator making and voting on law
and policy while representing home
for people who believe in me and come
out to info and fund-raising sessions.

I would love to be an American
at the top, but since that is not to be
I will content myself with being on
the bottom or in the middle standing
against oppression, pro humanity.

I would love to be an American
citizen who sweeps my walk and walks my
talk and meets residents of my many
neighborhoods in picnics and parties and
picket lines to promote peace with justice.

I would love to be an American 
in a country with no need for borders,
with proud United Nations involvement
in destroying means of war and torture
and promoting healthy environments.

A second poem for my prompt 

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Justice, or Poetic Justice

Copyright © 2015  S.L.Chast

#29 poem, April 2015


rallentanda said...

Ha...could be falling into the over ambitious category there...Good luck!:)

Old Egg said...

"...to your own self be true". As Polonius says to Laertes in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Sadly so many feel they must follow someone else's opinion rather than their own conscience.

Sumana Roy said...

"..destroying means of war and torture / and promoting healthy environments." hope it becomes true some day...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is absolutely exquisite :D

Gen Giggles said...

If he hadn't been so racist your dream would be almost identical to Woodrow Wilson's.

Myrna R. said...

Love this poem Susan. I would love to be an American right along side of you.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading about the utopia you paint in the last verse - a fitting ending, full of hope.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh well done....and I think, in so many ways, you already are! All of the above.

Outlawyer said...

It would nice if one could be in a world prosperous and peaceful enough that borders wre not an issue. Thanks, Susie-- love the nod-- ha-- to Ginsberg-- she is great. K.

grapeling said...

me, too ~

Unknown said...

I agree with Sherry you do uphold these values each day

humbird said...

Tall and sound!

Intelliblog said...

It is enough for me that you have written this poem, Susan... It truly means that the heart of America and ordinary Americans still believe in freedom and justice and equality.