Poetry by Jeff Green


To kill a mockingbird

by cricketjeff on January 7, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

If innocence is made to take the blame
And difference regarded as a crime
Where ugliness replaces the sublime
If you won’t fight for right you share the shame
      When prejudice is looked upon as fair
      And good men look away from dreadful wrong
      Indifference helps visciousness along
      If you won’t fight the shame is yours to share
When evil is allowed in open sight
Those who oppose are victimised in turn
With all our history we ought to learn
You share the shame if you won’t join the fight
      Our morals stances prove to be absurd
      When mobs descend to kill a mockingbird