Deborah Lapidot / Emma Gonzalez

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem equating the biblical judge, Deborah Lapidot, with the Florida teen, Emma Gonzalez, who called BS

We will not be quiet in the face of hate

For too long the debate’s been on - A tired song that lost its rhythm…

Old Testament shit we’re supposed to “just go with”

As if nothing would


Should ever change


We will not be smug while guns go off

And children fall due to our inability to call BS

For fear of retribution we betray our constitution

Each man for himself with a shelf full of reason

And a bag of worn-out beliefs

Who will judge when they take us down?

Deborah Lapidot – woman of fire inspired a higher calling in us

She granted us wherewithal to find our strength

Defy tradition – claim our place


Who will be our judge and general to walk us back over to our senses?

Where is Deborah?

Emma calls BS and lets the chips fall where they may

Hatred rattles its saber for fear of her certainty

Gonzalez speaks and the infrastructure quakes


Keep speaking truth to power in this dire hour Emma girl


Rise up from your palm tree – lead us to victory


Submitted: August 12, 2018

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