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Poetry by Robert Stone: Add your testimony

Add your testimony
- a villanelle against bullying
Now is the time to add your testimony.
With stories of survival fill the news.
Encourage lovers of my little pony.

Enough of cruel taunts - too fat, too bony -
of pointing out faux faults tormentors choose.
Now is the time to add your testimony.

Enough of differences just baloney,
of labels, names, and titles that accuse.
Encourage lovers of my little pony.

Enough of ganging up with one more crony,
of meeting endless experts at abuse.
Now is the time to add your testimony.

Enough of hearing just be strong and stony,
of suffering in silence unseen bruise.
Encourage lovers of my little pony.

Declare the time is over for all phony.
Speak up that disrespect does not amuse.
Now is the time to add your testimony.
Encourage lovers of my little pony.

- Robert Stone, 29 April 2014
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Rainbow clothed uneasy live

This story was posted on 2014-04-30 03:43:52
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