Maurice Harris

Rookie - 150 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

This I Can Not Take - Poem by Maurice Harris

Utter disappointment does not even begin to describe
The emotions I feel now, as I am moved to scribe!
What must be done, so that justice reigns! ? !
Truth is the only 'side'-nowhere near what she feigns!

I have valiantly served, for rights now denied;
What about my Daughter-who, but me, is on her side! ?
The bias, driven by fear illogical, obviates;
The resultant lack of respect devastates!

When is the natural order to be restored?
When will my righteousness no longer be ignored?
Play no longer, this game of empty threats-
Take me in front of my peers, and see what that gets! !

If but my honor was all that was at stake,
I would bow, yet to abandon her-this I can not take!

Maurice Harris,26 April 2010

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 26, 2010

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