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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BALTIMORE BURNING

  1. Imaginary Garden With Real Toads



Unfortunately
meaningful social change
has always been accompanied
by great upheaval
and unrest

because

Unfortunately
polite entreaty
doesn't seem to effectively
 gain the attention of those
 entrenched in the
 arrogance of power

and

Unfortunately
from Bunker Hill
to Selma
to Kent State
to Watts
to Ferguson
to Baltimore
the pattern has always been the same

and

Unfortunately
when voices
(the voice of the people)
fall upon deaf ears
the decibel level must be increased
to a level that may cause sharp pain
in the eardrum
to a level that will make them turn
grimace
and glare at you
like an angry parent
and say at long last

ALRIGHT THEN...
WHAT THE FUCK IS IT YOU WANT?





20 comments:

  1. YES!!!!!! EXACTLY! This is brilliant. Would you please send it to the New York Times and every other big newspaper in the world?

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    1. Now that you mention it, maybe I will. THANKS, SHERRY!

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  2. I think they may want their people not to be continually killed by the police...I know....people are just so demanding these days.

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    1. Aren't they fussy, though? tsk tsk

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  3. __I refer to them as "Fiction, Predictions." Novels that have now reached an age, where their fiction has become real, too many to mention. I say: "the first lie, is the last truth."
    __If we proceed without caution, for ALL people, we will generate our own "police state;" unless we quickly return to our civil rites. [rights]
    _m

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    1. Isn't it strange, Doug, that the slaves were freed in the 19th century, yet we had segregation in the 20th century...the Civil Rights Act was passed in the 20th century, and we still have blatant infringement of civil rights in the 21st century. "The more things change the more they stay the same."

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  4. Agreed with Sherry, it should be given to all the newspapers worldwide..!
    Raise your voice through this wonderful poem :D
    xoxo

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  5. when the carrot dosn't result; SHOUT

    much love...

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  6. Ah.. when we shout .. the only reaction is that they glare on us.. alas, no winners.

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    1. We see signs of change in the wind here in the U.S., but it's been a long time coming and a lot of shouting.

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  7. Yes, absolutely! (And what a pity that's the way of it.) That ending encapsulates it beautifully.

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  8. tragic that's what it takes but too true!

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    1. we only speak da truth here..lol

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  9. Such a topical issue at present when it seems people are taking to the streets the world over in protest at the complacency of government - sometimes, for the worse though with destruction of property and loss of life.

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