Michael is the host of Tale Weaver
This week our topic is ‘Protest’. We have seen a lot on our news services about protests in the past few weeks.
What is your take on it?
Have you been involved in a protest?
Were you a part of a recent protest?
Write a story reflecting your response to this prompt.
If you are born in privilege, you can never understand the need to protest
Unless you step into the shoes of those who are living lives
Crushed by the burden they carry of being considered unequal
Of being looked down on and of the constant slurs cast on them
Then you might get an inkling of their lot in this lopsided world
That has been created by those with privilege for their pleasure
What good is a protest you ask without seeing into the eyes of victims
How does it solve the problems, is your unsympathetic response
I will tell you the reason they are standing in blazing sun or in pouring rain
They want you to see them and see the pain in their tear-drenched eyes
They want to wake your soul from its apathetic slumber
Wake up and look
See and feel the injustice
Stand with them and protest with them