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Juliette Bentley

Australia

I am a teacher, writer and foodie. I lead a thriving RL Writer's Club and live in an incredible place of sunshine and beauty. I go under Banjodog and my published work can be found online.

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Have You Reached A Verdict?

November 25, 2014

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You stand upon the dock of other's expectations

shackled by prejudice and despair.

Your crime?

An independent mind

proclaiming your resistance to bigotry

and petty mindedness.

You stole the excuses

that prevented action

when child was brutally broken at the hands of a parent.

You burgled and rummaged through

garments that clothed sycophants in superficiality

as you demanded food for the hungry,

medicine for the sick..

You protested and railed at laws which crushed

the hope of the simple,

and lifted from the dust the homeless man

whose mental state proclaimed him

"Too Hard" to care for.

And for this you are patronized and punished with silence,

for you are the outreach

whose passion and compassion

make the uncaring cringe

in their apathy.

 

It is not their judgment which counts.

It is your own.

Too many people attempt to make a difference in the world but are beaten by resistance to change and decisions about how funding should be used...another bridge or outreach? Who has the voting power ? In Matthew 25 the most resonant line is

what you do for the least of these you do unto me...

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