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I CAN'T BREATHE

In memory of---- all lives taken by unfair justice. Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse I sit here alone to forget the taste of air Deluge by the scenery - unbelievable footage 18 seconds long, Eric Garner GONE... NEVERMORE Here we are again, 8 minutes to never be revived "I can't breathe." My Judgment "Lacks Respect" The Last Straw... George Floyd, murdered in broad day I use to fear wreckless colors, now I fear spinning bright lights The Red, White, and Blue, I spew you What's wrong with your sense of humanity? You see him, you want to deprive his oxygen What a day to trade -- a life for illegal cigarettes, a fraudulent check. Persecution and judgment day, his life - packed in a box. "I can't breathe" executed for all to experience When bullets fly high, who's policing the police? What happened to mind my business? Haunting voice tackled by racism, pouring heavy hearts Clowns in the background silenced one's testament, Pleading, "I can't breathe!" Where did his vigilant vitals go? No one to tap out, pound the pavement What the hell, why are you just standing there? Mr. Officer, can you not see Sandra's, struggle? Tension, anger, madness, the voice of innocence "I can't breathe." The volume of valium "Officer, did you not hear the cry?" Now they sleep.............. Ears on mute, blue lives heart can't compute Have you forgotten how to save a life? Is it whites or every other badge, insinuating crime's a one-color show. We are all criminals, why the excessive heat? Shot, tasered, beat down, pepper-sprayed, now on the ground The mother of all chokeholds, taking a knee without a movement. Murdered, outnumbered The echoes remain "I can't breathe!" - The truth! Eric Garner, George Floyd, and then others robbed of their natural path One man eyed suspiciously, perplexed minds suffocating him instantly The mistrusted, the awe, the hate, so tangible uniforms use deadly force Slamming heads on the floor, open wounds, worldwide tears My heart extends to the friends and family left behind A courageous last breath, for the first and last time "I can't breathe," now deceased. You left this world unwilling, waking up a strong community. Strolling in a safer world, where racial discrimination doesn't exist "I can't breathe," Much to our dismay, We should fight injustice and stand for equality. Gorge Floyd, Rest in peace! BY: P.D. #ican'tbreathe

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 1/19/2022 1:54:00 PM
It used to be that words were enough. Now, if you don't see it on TV, it can't be real; a government whose actions are more onerous than that king ( also named George ) who sparked The American Revolution ~ A Patriotic Call for Serious Constitutional Remedys!
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Date: 7/25/2021 5:14:00 AM
Nice diamonds pretty too much pain but it doesn't seem like the best thing for humans
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Date: 6/26/2021 6:00:00 PM
Powerful stuff and more than lip service. Have written a few poems about equality. The them and us mentality needs to change, as does idea that money alone solves issues. Where opportunity is lacking there will be inequality. Also finding a way past the fear for those who have unreasonable views about others. Take care David in NZ
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Date: 1/28/2021 11:04:00 PM
Can feel this in my bones, another powerhouse
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Date: 1/18/2021 7:34:00 PM
Wow just amazing and wow
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Date: 1/1/2021 4:33:00 AM
Hi Tex, how are you? It's been a long, long time. Hope all is well with you and your family. Happy new year, let's hope it is a safe one for all of us...
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Date: 12/28/2020 9:58:00 PM
Dear Linda,, Stopping by to wish my favorite free verse writer of all time the BEST YEAR EVER in 2021. I will never forget witnessing the death of George Floyd on Television. It is burned into my mind forever. That humans are capable of such cruelty and filled with such hatred is beyond my comprehension. It is writers like you, dear Linda, that give hope for humanity to put aside their hate and learn to love one another. ~ Elaine
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Date: 12/2/2020 1:01:00 AM
This is an excellent post, narration, and dynamic poem, my sister of God's grace. I love the flow of the words and the impact of the message. The descriptive excellence is right on point. The theme of "Standing Up For Justice," is great, and tenor move the piece along with much grace. Great job! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53812816-sincerely-speaking-spiritually.
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Date: 11/25/2020 5:42:00 AM
Powerful shout-out to Truth, Linda!! Nuff said. 'Cause you said it all. Love and more love always.
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Date: 10/4/2020 2:18:00 PM
Your opinions and writing are open and honest. You were one of the first ones to welcome me. Don't go anywhere!!
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Date: 10/3/2020 10:17:00 AM
Powerful and to the point. Excellent write PD.
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Date: 9/23/2020 11:58:00 AM
This is such an amazingly written and deep poem... Awesome!!
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Date: 8/31/2020 7:35:00 AM
You poems are awesome, and breathtaking. I enjoyed each line you penned.
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Date: 7/19/2020 11:50:00 AM
My dear friend,you are better and better each passing year. I thank the Heavens for such a rare gift bestowed on mankind. Well penned.
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:09:00 PM
You have been gone P.D. but you have returned if only for a brief moment of pouring out your soul...so I am happy and sad, happy a friendly face is still around, but sad that the George Floyd's death happened. ~ Peace be with you old friend
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Date: 7/1/2020 7:40:00 PM
i cant find the words to say....just exactly what your words display....it is like the color of my skin....to the police is a sin....i move in peace, i engage with Love....but for a black man, they only see o.j.s glove....we are not all the same....and for them, its a real shame....because if they truly knew what i have to offer....then of suspects, i would be offf that roster....so powerful my Beautiful friend....;)
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Date: 6/29/2020 1:55:00 AM
Snaps, snaps, snaps Great poem!
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Date: 6/29/2020 12:43:00 AM
Nice poem... contemporary... relevant.. deep ..touching. Thank you Love Radhika Sanoj
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Date: 6/28/2020 10:12:00 AM
Definitely Destroyed it!
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Date: 6/27/2020 3:29:00 PM
Amen. We cannot let fear and anger feed the monster and now is not the time for taking selfies or splashing out on cosmetic surgery or seeing who can throw the most money at the issue. We need to dig deep to clean out old wounds. I write from a distance in nz. My most recent poems - can you feel the fear and where has all the money gone is my two cents worth on this. Stay strong David in NZ Excellent write
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Date: 6/23/2020 11:16:00 AM
A great fair awesome poem on the deadly malpractice , indeed the important question of who is policing the police!! Deadly uniforms yes! Your phrasing is top notch and fab and you express it all taxing every heart for equality. Kudos!! ................. ---- ...Plz pleez do read and comment my newest piece, a prose and do also read the articles and data I have copy pasted in comment section below that poem so you will corroborate the matter further.
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Date: 6/22/2020 1:17:00 PM
A very powerful write Linda. We must all do our part to change our history so we don't keep repeating past mistakes stakes. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/20/2020 2:36:00 PM
Your pen is powerful, PD. It always was. You let us open our hearts to see where discrimination lies, because...as you said, we can all be criminals at times. Still, the "time" must justify the crime. He didn't need to die...as you mentioned. Hope this is a new page in history. Great write. As always.
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Date: 6/14/2020 9:14:00 AM
A touching evocative poem! Well-writ! Bes luck for the win.
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Date: 6/13/2020 5:56:00 AM
Great work :-) Linda Checkout my Soupmail too
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