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"I Can't Breathe I Am"
I can’t breathe when you paint the words “Flow” on my throat when the words are trapped and I am gagged I can't breathe when you're kneeling in prayer on my neck singing a gentile white hooded hymn proudly with your vacant eyes staring at a camera soulless, transfixed I can’t breathe when you cover my face with your fine hands holding a tattoo pen to my forehead the words read like a hexagram Black Star You're following Religion, bewitched I can’t breathe a life in between your sterile rules, regulations and lines I am abstract, yet a puppet whose heart strings are held by you I AM, You, the grey matter between black and white, no form nor colour, bland I can’t breathe tarred and feathered I run, gone all native and civilised holding a gun I am a Kaleidoscope All colours bleeding in the tears shed by the sorrowful Sun I can’t breathe when you hold the reigns of my life who I Am, Am I to be considered at all, in every bastion of an imprisoned humanity to be vain enough to consider myself fully free from phrophesied cruelty I am the daughter of Judah wearing a forgotten tale I am the son listening with a mind glistening like a black star where the soul has been erased the mind pre-programmed, suspended not animated, stale I can’t breathe I am holding the same colour in a helix strand as you, I AM, a sharp thorn in a message to be translated not by a god but within the image of A Man I can't see I can't breathe I Am (LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
"Blackstar" / David Bowie
"All Lives Matter"
Gen 1:26-27 NIV Gen 28:10-19 NIV
poem inspired by the concept of Richard Lamoureux's contest, "I Can't Breathe". 1. What is DNA? 2. Hidden Message in DNA / Gregg Braden 3. Jacob's Ladder 4. Hopes, Fears, Progress…and Maybe DNA? 5. Hidden Alien Code in DNA Uncovered 6. Star of David 7. Persecution. All Lives Matter.

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Date: 6/7/2020 8:03:00 PM
Wow! This made me cry! Sadly the battle is still on.......
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/8/2020 4:32:00 AM
It is a very sad time. x
Date: 6/7/2020 8:51:00 AM
We get pigeonholed by the masses and brainwashed into believing we have to think and act a certain way. There is no hatred when voices blend in harmony, when love surrounds and good deeds are done by all.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/8/2020 4:33:00 AM
I am finding it harder to watch the news each day. I think to myself, "What next?".
Date: 6/7/2020 7:38:00 AM
"The last great battle will not be fought in a field, but in the minds of man".
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Date: 6/7/2020 7:31:00 AM
Genesis 1:26-27 Niv
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/7/2020 7:32:00 AM
Genesis 28:10-19 NIV