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    Unjust World


    Darkness covers rusted hours of an obscure day,

                While arrogance thrusts into serenity,

                            Scattering blood through my heart

    In the unreasonable hour…


    There is no righteousness amid the pangs of hate

                Or dysfunctional prejudice that

                            Screams in dark corners

    Of a black man’s weeping mind…


    There is no room for ambiguity

                And uncertain thoughts that ride

                            On the scarlet waves in

    A sky-less, sunset…


    Why does bigotry continue to destroy idealism,

                While belligerence stands erect,

                            Strewing its venom through the veins

    Of the innocent…




    About The Author

    James Piatt aaduna spring summer 2018
    James G. Piatt, a retired professor and octogenarian has published, three collections of poetry, The Silent Pond, (2012), Ancient Rhythms,  (2014), and Light (2016), four novels, over 1,050 poems, and 35 short stories. His poems have been nominated for Pushcart and Best of Web awards, and many were published in the The 100 Best Poems Anthologies of the past few years. Mr. Piatt’s fourth collection of poetry, “Memories and Musings,” is scheduled for release in 2018. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from BYU.