The Right to Give Love Away #poetry #humanrights

Fall Lincoln

Man opens his mouth and words result

making mighty his lofty claims

as he pontificates and struts

self-edification his primary aim


the ruler of this world so petty

the rich so powerful and “right”

we worship what is sexually pretty

the poor and lowly we despise


hold a ball where you stand

juggle it with two others

gather and clasp a small hand

put aside your druthers


turn the balls now inside out

see where a smile grows

it is in the weakest things

beauty’s goodness overflows


here’s a right we all possess

if we open up our hearts

look not to grandiose emptiness

sacrificial love a good place to start



“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Prov 31:8 & 9

Today’s prompt at Poets United is Human Right’s Day



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