A Voice Called Justice

May 4, 2015 admin

A Voice Called Justice

by Katherine Willcockson

The other day, someone whispered justice,

The other day, I didn’t listen.

The next day, it whispered again,

And the next day, I didn’t listen.

The day after that, our girls were kidnapped,

The day after that, I blew it off.

Another day later, race was still discriminated,

And another day later, I still ignored it.

The next morning, my brothers couldn’t worship freely,

And that evening, I walked away.

One more day after that, someone told me I was weak,

Then one more day after that, I looked around me.

I heard that voice, that whisper again.

And once more, it cried out justice.

But this time, my heart stopped and listened,

And this time, I decided to make a difference.

…………………………………………………………………….

Katherine is a student at Founding +School Community Pershing Middle School (HISD) and our 2015 One +Voice +Grand Prize: Writing winner.  Her poem will be the inspiration for an upcoming +Works video public service announcement and +FlipBook, both of which will be released during the 2015-16 school year. CLICK HERE to read, print and share our 2015 One +Voice Creative Awards +FlipBook:  http://positiveworks.uberflip.com/i/503631-2015-one-voice-creative-awards

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