I hope that you are having a good week, so far. The poem I’m sharing for Poetry Friday this week was taken from a poetry anthology entitled, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. This collection was edited by Dean Rader, whose poem I featured a few weeks ago. On the back cover, it reads,
“Born out of a popular blog began by Dean Rader at the height of the recession and at the infancy of the Occupy movements, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent shows that the aims of poetry and the aims of democracy are hand-in-hand. These are poems of anger, love, protest, humor, contemplation, hope, frustration, and beauty. These are poems by the famous and the marginal, by the heard and the ignored. These are poems that speak to the past as well as the future… These are the poems for you.”
After seeing so many posts on my Facebook news feed regarding the 2018 budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the Philippines, I thought I would share this poem by Martha Collins entitled “Rights.”
Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty!