Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Three Word Wednesday- Distrust

Three Word Wednesday- Distrust
Prompts: Distrust, noun: Mistrust, suspicion, wariness, chariness, leeriness, lack of trust, lack of confidence; skepticism, doubt, doubtfulness, cynicism; misgivings, qualms, disbelief; verb: Mistrust, be suspicious of, be wary/chary of, be leery of, regard with suspicion, suspect; be skeptical of, have doubts about, doubt, be unsure of/about, have misgivings about, wonder about, disbelieve (in).

Hopeful, adjective: Optimistic, full of hope, confident, positive, buoyant, sanguine, expectant, bullish, cheerful, lighthearted; informal upbeat; promising, encouraging, heartening, inspiring, reassuring, auspicious, favorable, optimistic, propitious, bright, rosy; noun: Candidate, aspirant, prospect, possibility; nominee, competitor, contender; up-and-comer.

Tolerant, adjective: Open-minded, forbearing, broad-minded, liberal, unprejudiced, unbiased; patient, long-suffering, understanding, forgiving, charitable, lenient, indulgent, permissive, easygoing, lax; laid-back.

Distrust of authority
Hopeful people
Embrace protest
Expecting that tolerance
And justice
Will prevail
But fiery, drawn out words
Lead to violence
As the verdict
That there is no justice
Wafts over the crowd

The morally challenged
Strike out on both sides
And protest is viewed 
As troublesome
Because a few
Bad apples who harm
Properties and they destroy

The good voices 
Lost in some eyes
The cause still good
Justice may still prevail
But morale low
As the town burns

©Sheilagh Lee November 26, 2014

There are good people in Ferguson read this


  1. Or maybe just a justice that doesn't match what you wanted.

  2. People have to believe in justice or society breaks down

  3. It is just a pity when unfairness is not seen to be done that violence is used to right the wrongs. Nothing like imposing one's wills on a people who sensed the damning treatment they have been accorded without recourse to good sense for a long time. it takes minutes to explode but days of suffering on those innocent enough to be around there.Great lines Sheilagh!


  4. Popular topic this week. There are other ways of protest apart from violence.

    1. so true and that was the point I was making Rallentanda. Protesting is fine but violence and destruction doesn't solve anything.

  5. the real world is hardly just, for many if not most justice is a myth perpetuated by the unjust