Poem of the Week, by Piyassili

pigs-eye-2014Hey there, elected employees, thanks for an especially sickening week. Proud of yourselves and your ongoing attempts to destroy our democracy? It sure takes a ton of energy to stay steadfast and determined in the face of your continuing refusal to stand up for what’s right. I turn to the poets for solace and strength. And solidarity.

Thank you, Piyassili of Assyria, for writing this poem. How I wish it weren’t as meaningful today as it was more than three thousand years ago.


Injustice, by Piyassili, Assyria, 1218 BC

The people who are made to feel ashamed every day
are not the people who should feel ashamed.
The people who should feel ashamed
are the people unable to feel ashamed
yet heap shame by the bundle every day
on the troubled, the poor and despised.


For more information on Piyassili, please click here.

One comment

  1. Maureen Micus Crisick · December 3, 2017

    Beautiful words, appropriate. Thank you, Alison. Much love, Maureen

    Liked by 1 person

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