Summer 2016 issue of
Word Worth® Magazine
— If You Want to Make the World Better
To dismiss EFFORT with an arrogant, self-pitying “oh,
poor me, I feel so bad about the people killed, I am the only one affected by
this, I get to lash out and call people idiots” is to wallow in self
aggrandizement at the expense of doing the tedious job of actually changing the
world for the better. It’s to accept that it’s okay that 20 little children were
brutally murdered in their classroom.
— Driving Jeffrey
“HORSES! DON’T! BRUSH! TEETH!”
(1757-1827) can be considered the first
in his writing about social injustices existing in his time.
chronicles the plight of boys whose families couldn’t
mentions chimney sweepers, but decries more the plight of abandoned
girls whose horrid fate is prostitution.
consider these to be sad social conditions existing only centuries
ago, the article below these poems show that Blake’s
concerns need to be echoed today.
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