Voice of Protest



Voice of Protest

Hail the people who made the choice
To give the downtrodden a singular voice.
Like a candle holds the night at bar
Protests indicate an unjustifiable war.

When events are happening in a land so far,
It’s common to look no further than how they say things are.
To those who look deeper to reveal what’s true.
Then implement pro activity in the things that they do.

Light a proverbial candle to keep in our mind
When the dust settles, what’ll be left there to find?
War isn’t license to commit war crimes.
Protest raises a red flag in these gray area times.

When actions are questionable,
When things seem wrong,
Taking action, taking steps
Make the collective strong.

A generation ago, during a different war,
Protests fuelled a voice to not go too far.
Now again, some injustice is met
With a voice of protest
Reminding the collective and all the rest
To prevent a worse outcome maybe yet.

About this poem

Inspired by those who give voice to those on all sides who cannot be heard…

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Written on April 27, 2024

Submitted by Arman_1 on April 27, 2024

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Scheme A BBCD CCEE FFGG XHXH DCIAAI
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 920
Words 183
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6

Arman Hoque

Founder of Empyrean Law and Senior Counsel, Arman Hoque holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor in addition to a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.A. degree in Law and Society from the Ivy League Cornell University. In July 2004, he was called to the bar as barrister, solicitor, and notary public, following Articles with a prestigious Queen’s Counsel Firm. He worked in association with several prominent law firms and sage mentors to develop his high standard before establishing his own practice. Since then, he has grown his law firm. Focused on his compassion for access to justice, Mr. Hoque has received news attention for cases he has fought and won for his clients spanning 15 years of practice. He has contributed to precedents in the legal community and has been awarded numerous accolades recognizing his devotion to the law. For his clients, he uses his formidable cumulative knowledge and world-spanning experiences to effectively turn their real into as close to their ideal as legally possible. He has been a poet most his life, having self-published a volume in 1993 by honour of his patron father. more…

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