The judges in their black robes
Stand poised to make a change
The democrats will lose their place
Things won’t remain the same.

The right to safe abortion
Will disappear before your eyes
Coat hangers and alleyways
Are soon to be revived.

They’ll be no same sex marriages
All we’ve worked for …soon dissolved
The scales are tipped, don’t be fooled
They’ll be no fair resolve.

The direction that we’re taking
So frightening, so unfair
A disregard for human rights
They really just don’t care.

They’re chafing at the bit
To reverse existing laws
To take away our rights
It soon will be their call.

Please tell me how this happened
We’re about to be set back
We’ll have to start all over
We are now under attack.

Years of strife and years of protests
Standing up for what is right
The narrow minded bigots
Are about to win this fight.

The moral fiber of our nation
Is being cut, turned into shreds
Everything we stand for
Is now under constant threat.

They say good wins over evil
But I’m afraid this isn’t true
Everything’s turned upside down
What are we to do?


Image from Google Images: failedmessaiah.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

4 thoughts on “A TIPPING OF THE SCALES”

  1. It’s scary when things go this way. You wonder about the human race.
    I guess it’s a long time to the next election too?
    PS I like that you voice your opinions in your poems. Someone has to speak up. Well done.

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      1. I wouldn’t worry about it. Mostly people just don’t have the time to comment, because it’s not just saying eg “What a pretty picture” – you have to think about what you write.
        I haven’t commented on your Trump posts, because I didn’t know what to say. I am left speechless at his and other people’s actions.
        But I do read your posts and think about your topics. 🙂

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