Insulting, a poem

Too poor to write?

Too dumb to be important.

That is what you say when you scoff at the literate,

When you make “beautiful” synonymous with “bougie”

Literature and Revolution,

name one that never had the other.

Yes, the old guard is no longer revolutionary,

but you still have much too learn if you replace him.

To sacrifice intellect for action for the sake of action?

selfish.

How will one ever realize their power?

There is more to materialism than the materials itself,

truth.

We insult the ones we want to save

when we think they need to be saved.

No one needs a savior, nor a god nor a master,

none of us need heroes.

Published by James J Jackson, Jr

I'm a poet and leftist political organizer from Sacramento, CA.

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