In a journal called A Poetics of Resistance ‘Womens Writing in El Salvador, South Africa and the U.S. by Mary K.DeShazer, the emminent writer, activist Alice Walker writes this poem:
“We alone can devalue gold
by not caring / if it falls or rises
in the market place
Whereever there is gold / there is a chain, you know
Feathers, shells & sea shaped stones are all as rare.
This could be our revolution
to love what is plentiful as much
as what’s scarce.”
This poem to me is the truth laid bare and deals with the core of socio-economic justice.
The things we have allowed ourselves to value are what imprison us in a cycle of poverty. . . yet we have a choice.