Vicarious is as a vicar can ponder
Can pain of other be universally wondered?
Does one feel pain differently
when they read the book of roots
If their forebears wore the boots.
When we read of injustice is the pain less or more if the creed of those oppressed contrasts to our own.
If two beings, equally oppressed
Can’t understand the other need for redress
How can we call ourselves one human race