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Differences and Distinctions -- Blitz Poem

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                             on and on
                             on differences
       
                             differences in income
                             differences as evidence

                             evidence of hate
                             evidence to be found

                             found and lost                  
                             found guilty

                             guilty without a trial
                             guilty pleasure

                             pleasure at others misfortune
                             pleasure of the few

                             few options
                             few and far between

                             between enemy lines
                             between  before and after

                             after so many years
                             after  all

                             all the way
                             all in all

                             all along
                             all the same

                             same old story
                             same like always

                             always on the buttered side
                             always out

                             out of the rainbow
                             out of sight

                             sight loss
                             sight impaired Justice

                             Justice never blind
                             Justice with gag

                             gag reflex
                             gag line and pointing finger

                             finger extended upwards
                             finger holes on a ball

                             ball and chain attached to a leg 
                             ball that keeps rolling

                             rolling their sleeves up
                             rolling weeds blown by the wind

                             wind up in exclusion
                             wind of no change

                             change and action
                             change the subject

                             subject of abuse
                             subject to distinctions

                             distinctions  in white and black
                             distinctions that stands still

                             Still
                             Black







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  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:59:00 PM

    I was excited to know where you were going with this and I enjoyed every line Ruben. Loved your ending too!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:46:00 PM

    Hey Ruben, this is really a brilliant work.. Enjoyed every dramatic shift from beginning to end!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:54:00 PM

    This is such fun..,and so revealing of personality...you did a masterful job...Hope all is well Ruben. We've been here forever. BG
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:06:00 PM

    I love this blitz on discrimination Ruben...It flows brilliantly ...... Tim
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 7:23:00 PM

    Ruben, there's so much depth of emotion flowing through messages of pure wisdom. Wishing you a beautiful Easter my friend. Hugs and love Gail :)

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