Featured Poem of the Week: “Destroying Corruption”

4 Feb


Corruption requires silence for misunderstanding to breed violence by official abuse and brutality, which recycles criminality.  Social justice is required, beyond desires.

Neglected and rejected orphans will adopt these examples and word in a metamorphosis.

So speak out for reasonable peace to be heard and put actionable thoughts with passionate words.

Look around at our human faces.  The world is your legacy’s reflection from beyond the grave.  So learn to turn your handshake into an embrace.

Pushing transparency will give us clearance to see.  What’s going on, it ain’t no mystery, but time to shake it, make it and remake it the way it’s suppose to be.


About the author:

This poem was submitted by Madeline Coburn, of St. Louis, MO.  “I am a Chaplain in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and I have been serving for over 19 years,” she says. “My company Coburn Enterprise, LLC works with offenders and death row inmates helping them to display their intellectual property.”  

This particular poem is submitted on behalf of one of her spiritual advisees. She states, “I have taken the liberty to self publish his new book called POETIC REFLECTIONS that can be found on Amazon for your viewers.”


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