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Message For Whites

You're bracing for the hubristic lecture it's not here The crux: unvarnished understanding of how blacks see their outlook for life Only narrow options: they can give in, go through or go around - a predicate path Try to feel what it's like to be born black today soul-deadening suppression systemically smothers patience Crime, drugs, gangs, rebellious pride seem viable options for those who may not see thirty four thousand lynchings in Jim Crow South till now do lives matter Blacks feel the constant fight Blacks feel identity loss Blacks feel crime gives cover Blacks feel numbing is okay Blacks feel tribal is safe Blacks feel whites are asleep Anthropologists say humanity has Nubian origins from the beginning we are one Gandhi, Mandela, King were proponents of compassion, forgiveness, love some whites reciprocate with ignoring, masking, denial too few understand Blacks feel trapped

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Date: 6/11/2019 8:34:00 PM
Your potent pen poignantly depicts a sad truth that so many must endure and far too many don't see or don't want to see. A compelling message for humanity, about lack thereof, spilled from your vivid and powerful ink, Greg. Congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/11/2019 10:28:00 PM
Susan, this is an edgy topic that insights strong response often. Your support and kind remarks are most helpful and make me feel that it's worth it.
Date: 6/7/2019 11:03:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Greg, with this insightful poem.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 6/8/2019 5:48:00 PM
Thank you Line. As an advocacy poem, this is a challenging verse. Your understanding and kind comments are most welcome.
Date: 4/26/2018 7:36:00 AM
Very powerful! what you have written here. Greg. Why do so many humans feel the need to tear others down to build themselves up? It is my belief that there is only one race of people on this earth - the human race.
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Greg Gaul
Date: 4/26/2018 8:05:00 PM
Elaine, you get it. We need more people who think in the first place and think like you. Kindness and compassion will win out. Thank you for your comment and the read.