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I saw Nazis march yesterday upon the streets of Charlottesville. And with swastikas on display crazed members chanted blood will spill. I saw Satan grinning with pride at racial slurs shouted in hate. And bigots standing by his side help the violence escalate. I saw torches light up the night snaking through the black neighborhoods. And skinheads looking for a fight, all they were missing were white hoods. I saw white supremacists proud of drawing blood and spreading fear. And a car plow into the crowd its intentions perfectly clear. I saw President Trump place blame on both sides for this killing spree. And a shocked nation reel in shame at how callous he seemed to be. I saw what might be the end of tolerance and democracy. For mantras of hate replaced love with smugness and hypocrisy.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 3/19/2018 11:01:00 PM
A most powerful write, Emile.
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Date: 9/10/2017 11:46:00 AM
Hello Emile!! A very powerful and most perceptive narrative here for sure!! As a retired U.S. military veteran who lives over here in Germany as an Expat, I can tell you that the sight of those ignorant dummies and fools carrying the "Nazi Flag" and torches, chanting "Blood and Soil," and making all of their racial epithets, truly sickened me to my core -- and made my blood boil!! Modern Germany knows all-too-well what can happen when democracy is threatened. Think "1933"!! A FAVE!! Best, Gary
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Date: 9/10/2017 4:01:00 PM
Thanks so much Gary, I couldn't agree with you more my friend, your comments are always most welcome. Emile.
Date: 8/18/2017 10:45:00 AM
A power house write Emile, my dad fought against racism in WW2, so sad that it remains today. God bless
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Date: 8/18/2017 6:36:00 PM
Thanks Keith, I truly appreciate your comments and support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/14/2017 10:21:00 PM
Heartbreaking reality, well penned Emile. hugs
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Date: 8/15/2017 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Maureen, I truly appreciate your comments and continued support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/14/2017 12:05:00 PM
Amen to all you have said Emile. This has to stop!
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Date: 8/14/2017 12:51:00 PM
Thanks Dean, I truly appreciate your comments and support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 9:24:00 PM
I can only hope this is a wake up call, its so sad to see a lack of leadership, tolerance and peace will always triumph in the end! :) ( No matter how dark the days seem to be)
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:53:00 AM
Thank you Arthur, we can only hope that you are right my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 7:51:00 PM
I thought you were being creative in your poetry until I read the comments below. I'm shocked that Pres. Trump acted like Obama in reverse. I did not expect that.
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:52:00 AM
Thank you Hannah, I truly appreciate your comments and support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 6:58:00 PM
I don't watch the news lately and it would have been disturbing to watch. Thank you for addressing this with your important poem Emile.
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:51:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, I truly appreciate your comments and support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 6:52:00 PM
A chilling time! So glad you put it to poetry to be remembered.
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Sunlite, I truly appreciate your comments and support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 5:03:00 PM
Its scary to watch the news Emile - very powerfully penned my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/13/2017 5:05:00 PM
Thanks Jan, yes it is scary...the world seems to be falling apart, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 4:10:00 PM
Great write. We all saw it and it was alarming. I'm going to fave and save this. Blessings, Janis.
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Date: 8/13/2017 5:05:00 PM
Thanks so much Janis, I appreciate your comments and support, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 3:44:00 PM
I could not agree more!
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Date: 8/13/2017 5:04:00 PM
Thanks Dale, I appreciate your support, Emile.
Date: 8/13/2017 3:37:00 PM
Strong poem! I have been watching this on the news. It is sad what the world has come to. So sad!
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Date: 8/13/2017 5:03:00 PM
Thanks Julie, I appreciate your support, Emile.