Returning Dignity

A nation of masked bandits
Veiled by vacant stares
Or those of sheer desperation
The news equivocates in honesty
Fear like adrenaline mainlined bloodstream
Robbed of dignity and economy
Thieves among the chosen protectors
Infectious in their narcissism
Unashamed by their atrocity
Generosity of spirit in community
Repairing together the plunder
Weeping silently
At the absence of accountability
But continuing to rekindle
The spark of hope in the centre
To return life to the eyes
Peeking from obscured faces
Hungry for a dollop of standing

Debbie Gravett © 2020.07.22

FOWC: Equivocate
RDP: Dollop
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

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