POEM: The Power of Protest

Mass incarceration is certainly the new “Jim Crow”
There are many better ways to spend our dough…
Our youth deserve better, should be given the tools,
For a better education & better schools…
Gov. Corbett cuts funding, giving more to the D.O.C.
Needs to be held accountable, taught his responsibility…
We can’t just holler, scream & shout,
Got to campaign, vote him out!!!
John Wetzel, Secretary of the D.O.C. a major disappointment,
We can all see…
He misled legislators & the people of the state,
About a “cost-benefit study” non-existent to date…
Unlike Thurgood Marshall, lookin out for the poor & needy,
He’s more like Clarence Thomas, representing the affluent & greedy.
Locking people up, throwing away the key,
Is more important to them, than the community…
We need officials in office, with their priorities in order,
So there will be a better life for our son or daughter…
Keep protesting, make sure they know
There are better ways for spending our dough!!!

 - Robert Fisher, SCI Greene