Policy of Nonappeasement

Appeasing you? No, not the plan.
What kind of poet exempts you from
your responsibilities?
I'm here to be sincere with you,
to show you what you need to hear.
Don't sit at ease, ignoring calls
for help just as these days demand
you speak and do your part to move
the motionless to join the cause
for freedom, truth, equality.
Please believe me when I say
inaction's how you soon betray
that progress made not long ago.
Through apathy, no status quo.
Take pleasure in this simple fact:
the sooner you rise up, impact,
the quicker you'll enjoy your chair
gratified you did your share.

Policy of Nonappeasement © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2720461-Pleasing-people.
Submitted: March 24, 2019

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