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February 2017

10 November 2017

Chicago Street Journal

Sorrow Beyond Syntax*…

Hussein Ali Hill-Johnson

Our Moral Decay…

Hussein Ali-Hill Johnson

In America things are now absurd

and “Alt-Truth” has become the key word

Innocence citizens were beaten and one murdered by terrorist

and our President took 3 days to denounce this

All I feel is pain

and lack the words to fully show my disdain

This morning’s sunlight exposed all of the above as sad facts

and all I am left with is a sorrow beyond syntax

*Inspired by the murder of Heather Heyer

and brutal beating of Deandre Harris

Change just for change sake

is a major mistake

If you follow leaders that are lost

guess who pays the cost

If you have a square and you cut off four corners you have a circle

that reminds me of the common sense wisdom of Studs Terkel

When it comes to self-respect and respecting others

we are going backwards my Sisters and Brothers

In a car reverse is the strongest gear

but, you can’t win Indy guiding you car with its rear

The answer is not as simple is turning back the clock

in order to rebuild our society GOD must be our bedrock

Because Devil is saying a big hooray

at the state of our moral decay

Hussein Ali Hill-Johnson has been a Poet and Activist since his Freshman year in High School back in the

1973. The addition of the -Johnson is to his name is to honor is Mother (R.I.P.). She was a Short Story Writer,

who taught him 90% of what he knows about writing and 100% of what it is to be a person of faith. In the past

30 months, he has written 200 poems, 98 of which are currently published on-line. He can be contacted via

Twitter and via e-mail at

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