Bending toward justice

though some few years since Bending Toward Justice storied treatise hot off the press
riveting, nauseating, disquieting wanton venomous unfairness, tremendous
scandalous readable queasiness, per opprobrious nefarious malicious
larcenous knowledge, judiciously industriously honorably grafting flagrantly 
execrable defrauding deeds, co-opting black americans freedom to vote,
i just completed reading totally tubular uber up lyft ting laudable research.

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no doubt, deluge of primary colorful tasks 

   takes precedence ahead

of perusing an email from this anonymous lower merion, 

   Pennsylvania bum-stead

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the seat of the pants, page-turning information 

   definitely found me empathetic with cred

jewel hiss angst cleaving enmity toward the gross 

   intolerable keep mulatto vote not so grateful dead

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the stifled sotto voce plaintive wail - that rustled 
   suffocatingly silenced cry echoing from each page 
   my whip smart daughter (a sophomore 
   at university of pennsylvania) scribbled notes
   viz peoples of color found me choked up 

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   writhing with anger toward every egghead

who deliberate held back the vested inalienable rights of Negro,   
   which brutal, denigrating, foul...pushed darker melanin persons - 
   they exhibited defiance before forfeiting lives 

   perishing in a Pyrrhic victory or fled

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to regroup and/or fragment into sundry approaches to acquire

shunning peaceful resistance 
   such as older folks preference
   vocalizing hymnals sung in the choir
   whereby youth’s hearts burned with brimstone and fire

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recruiting a militant guerilla army for hire

loosening retaliatory actions
   from white bigots with vehement ire

to trample any vestige of righteousness, 

   coordinated with fabrications spun by j.edgar hoover 

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   who as director of the FBI effaced worthiness 
   those, a scant number of generations enslaved -
   defiled as a liar
which rubric of democracy essentially
   a charade, facade, inlaid 

   with ludicrous mockery, shameless trickery, and travesty plier

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even to this day (which enlightenment rent 

   my soul with pained agony) and a de sire

to avoid actions countenancing the web of deceit, hate, 
   lurid Machiavellian chicanery, the recurrent theme did tire
yet, this mwm felt an obligation 

   to read every last word, than send you this wire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
My country
Our world

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