Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

The Shining City on the Hill

The shining city on the hill. She believed. For, the city was hope, hope for her, for those who came after. They told her it was a myth, a lie, a fairytale, especially, they said, for people like her. The … Continue reading

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America Dystopia

Looking back, she should’ve wept sooner, should’ve recognized her heart’s truth, that it was the thugs and criminals in power who were enabling the poison. She should’ve known, should’ve understood, that when someone casually ignores death, they’ve no respect for … Continue reading

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Time to Save Ourselves

Behind each “can’t” is the truth that is “won’t,” a power that answers to “don’t.” Leaders who don’t lead tell those in need, they shouldn’t, knowing what they could share they wouldn’t. Absolutely, positively, it’s time we stopped listening. It’s … Continue reading

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In the Gray Dawn

Gray dawn learning, waiting in the morning after when words long ignored whisper hope and linger. Standing in a new age, beyond those who wouldn’t act, those serving injustice, who couldn’t grasp: equality is also something you do. ©August 2015, … Continue reading

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Self-Examination in a Time of Historical Change

In the midst of colossal, historic events I’ve retreated, not from the news, but to a place where I could learn and reflect (and also continue lockdown). My reflections first focused on myself, but later on my writing. Was I … Continue reading

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Collective Strength

So long dismissed with condescending ridicule, described as unneeded by those who feared. Mistaken for a timid voice of weakness, yet millions of voices know the truth, voices still awaiting their rights. Time to free all of America, heal its … Continue reading

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A Healthy Society

Live. Let live. Embrace and nourish. Release and flourish. Reap and sow. Learn and grow. Teach and distribute. Collaborate and contribute. Give and prosper. Give and give some more. A gift is what it is. The pursuit of happiness. A … Continue reading

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We the People

We the people are in a battle for our collective soul, for liberty and justice for all. At the heart of the matter, are those trying to save themselves while saving us all. Black lives matter. Without that basic principle … Continue reading

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Teargas

She cried… that moment, a nation taking another step towards tyranny. It wasn’t because people protested for their rights, it was because they had to, because they were treated as the enemy in their own home. She cried… maybe it … Continue reading

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Comparing

  Interior, exterior, there’s no hiding when hateful actions tell the truth. Superior, inferior, if only there was a way to know? Ah, but there is, but it doesn’t show. Unless, of course, someone declares they’re superior, for that’s an … Continue reading

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