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Juneteenth Journey

That day when legal slavery ended A brief moment when justice seemed palpable marked only the first chapter of caped cross burners and rageful lynch mobs marked only the beginning of white terror against black dignity Equal justice under law That day when the sky opened A brief glimmer when freedom seemed possible stained only by the blood of generations oppressed bruised only by the brutality of the state against these people of color Equal justice under law That day when a people were proclaimed A brief interlude when equality seemed attainable marred only by marginalization and segregation scarred only by white supremacy and white dominance against these struggling people Equal justice under law Someday when a people get their due An arcing rainbow when liberation is realizable helped only by abandonment of white privilege aided only by respect and compassion for these people Equal justice under law

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Date: 6/25/2020 4:07:00 PM
Oh dear.. What a lovely piece you have here. Your craft is definitely seasoned with lots of creativity. Great poem.
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Thomas Wells
Date: 6/25/2020 7:40:00 PM
Hello Funom, Your praise means so much! Thank you! Be safe and well always.
Date: 6/22/2020 2:22:00 PM
Hello Thomas Wells, I feel that no matter the person's skin color people should get along with one another. We all have the same color blood. enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 6/23/2020 6:07:00 PM
Hello Thomas Wells the journey is still ahead for sure. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Thomas Wells
Date: 6/22/2020 3:24:00 PM
Hello Darlene, Well said! As a white male, I think I have a special duty to learn and the journey ahead is still long.