Will a safety pin be enough
To quell the din of racism
And help those on the sharp end of abuse
Loosen xenophobia’s noose?
Are you pinning your hopes on too little?
You’ve made your quiet point
But will you intervene
When the hate becomes the physical obscene
Or is this just a silent symbol
To make you feel clean?
Author Statement: “I’m a founder member of DIY Poets, which has been running for fourteen years. I enjoy producing both poetry for the stage and for the page. I have written nearly 1500 poems, but hopefully there is quality as well as quantity in my work!”