Labor Day Poems 2022

These poems are part of our annual Labor Day service this year. This tradition, started in 2003, is centered on social justice and HOPE. Poetry is one way we connect with the despair of injustice and our hope for a more just future.

2022 Labor Day Poems

Old South Meeting House by January Gill O’Neil 

Yes, You Can! Yes, We Can! by Luis J. Rodriguez (children’s book at Hayward’s Books on B)

We by Deborah A. Miranda

Once the World Was Perfect by Joy Harjo

Of the Heart and the Hearth by Eliza Schiff (video)

Kids Who Die by Langston Hughes

The Republic of Tenderness by Nathan Spoon

Old South Meeting House, photo by church member Keith Lewis