For evil to triumph

Unite's Joy Johnson calls for unity over division in her latest poem for HMD 2020

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*For evil to triumph

good men do nothing.


First they take your glasses

And grind them in the dust

You grope. You hope.  You must

cling on.  Too late, you’re swept

away by the masses.


Then they take your belt

and smirk as you shrink.

You lurch.  You stagger.  You think

hold on.  Too late you’ve knelt.


Then they take your dignity

You strive.  You yearn

to be saved from this iniquity.

Too late…


*For evil to triumph

good men do nothing.


*This is a shortened quote by Edmund Burke

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