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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trayvon's Scream


Everyday and every night some black or brown child will slip through the cracks of this world… disappear… meet with a violent event that

stops his heart…

that steals his breath

… that ends his life.

And there will be silence.

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Who really screamed that rainy Florida night?

I believe it was Trayvon Martin.

I believe it was his mother.

I believe it was another faceless,

Nameless victim of America’s

Injustice.

Who really screamed that rainy Florida evening…?

I believe it was a chorus of my ancestors. It was

Emmet Till’s scream…

And Abner Louima’s

And Yusef Hawkins’…and

Michael Griffith’s…

And Michael Stewart's

And Eleanor Bumpers’

And Oscar Grant’s…and

Ramarley Graham’s…

I believe it was Trayvon Martin’s scream

Knowing

His right to a life of Liberty was

A cause too small to hear

And too meaningless to process…

His Life was just

A scream to be ignored or

Crushed

Like a beetle upon concrete.

And now. . .

Who will scream for all of them?

And who will scream for him

If not us…

If not me, a lone poet who knows nothing

About the pain or velocity of a bullet

To the chest?

All I know for sure is this:

Justice is a blind bitch that doesn’t give a shit about us.

It just continuously breaks my heart that we must live like this!

It just continuously breaks my heart that we must die like this!

The saddest reality of all is this:

Justice is a blind, cold-hearted bitch, that doesn’t

Give a shit

About us.

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Copyright© 2013 By L.M. Ross

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12 comments:

Val said...

Thanks for writing this, Lin. That's true about their justice system. It doesn't give a damn about us. And, thanks for mentioning Eleanor Bumpers. Whenever something like this happens I think of her.

Moanerplicity said...

@ Val:

The history of this madness is so dark & deep & deadly.

re Mrs. Bumpers: No matter the passage of time, IMO, Black grandmothers who are shot dead by police while behind the doors of their own homes should NEVER be forgotten.


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WynnSong said...

Amen......

Moanerplicity said...

Indeed.

iama[GAY]keeper said...

thanks for producing this

Moanerplicity said...

thanks for reading/commenting.

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

I love the way you capture sentiments in ways that are raw and vivid. But I am not ready yet. I can't take in your words. Today the pain is TOO great.

I will be back to drink it all in later. Today I gotta wallow in the very raw pain.

Moanerplicity said...

@LoveBabz:

Understood completely. We all have to handle our emotions in a way that works best for us... Me? I filter mine through frequent vowel movements & the use of language. It keeps me relatively sane & off the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.


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A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Lovely indeed my friend...poetic bliss.

Love, China

Moanerplicity said...

@ China:

Thanks, my friend. Only wish conditions didn't STILL exist to make me pen it.


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Anonymous said...

wow.. I wish I could post this on facebook...you really know how to write..

Moanerplicity said...

@ Anonymous:

Thanks for the compliment.


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