On The Home Front

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Some of us live with oppression, at every turn we’re met with opposition,

there are those that disagree, and hold a different opinion.

Standing alone or together, everyone should have a choice,

no one should be denied their voice.

One and all should be heard,

you have to believe there’s still power in the word.


There’s a disease in the community,

like a virus with which we have no immunity.

The poison spreads, hate seems to resonate,

the intolerant discriminate, they lie in wait to instigate.

People awaken from your holier than thou bliss,

our communities are amiss, we need to take a stand against injustice.


There’s power in the people, power in the many,

don’t give in, don’t give up;  we are all plenty.

Race or religion shouldn’t be a barrier, we don’t need a wall,

that’s not an answer, the whole system needs an overhaul.

Here on the home front,

the least fortunate, the most vulnerable bear the brunt.


It’s been a long  wait, and a long road,

tension’s high, like a powder keg ready to explode.

If we could walk in their shoes, or see from their eyes,

we’d come to understand and sympathize.

On the home front, we must not surrender

on our shoulder, there’s an angel; an angel of our better nature.



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8 thoughts on “On The Home Front

    1. Dean, thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words about this piece. I originally entered it in a poetry contest, with the theme of community. I didn’t win, but there were over 6,000 entries. Your compliment is especially meaningful, considering your experience as a writer. I am a bit worried, I have not been able to write anything of any substance for over two months. I hope I haven’t lost whatever I had going.


  1. “Race or religion shouldn’t be a barrier, we don’t need a wall”
    That line is particularly striking. We already have too many walls separating us. It’s becoming harder for people to find similarities amongst differences. Seems like suffering is a means for similarities to be dug up and appreciated.

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    1. I certainly agree with that. As a species we have more in common than different, we all want and need the same things, and there;s only one place where we can live, that’s here on this planet, which we seem intent on destroying. There is no need to suffer, we should be past these childish impulses in our evolution and realizes a system needs to be totally connected to work it’s most efficient.

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      1. Thank you. I have been trying to re-edit some of my material. I joined a writing group, and have been getting advice about some things that they think I am not doing right, so I have been changing some posts around a bit.

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      2. No, but there are those too, but this one I found on a local internet site. We meet every other Monday. It’s like a round-table setting. You submit a piece and everyone talks about the good and bad points, and the mistakes and their opinions.It’s hard for me, because I have a hard time talking to strangers.I am very self conscious. I need to conquer that fear.


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