Good morning. In light of the nation’s theme today, I would like to remind you to keep in mind that it was not independence day for all. Also, there are SO MANY of us still fighting the daily struggle for liberation. I would like to share this piece I wrote around this time last year, as I find it resonates with the struggle we are fighting.
“What happens when
you’re confronted by
In the quiet moments
where no one can see?
What happens when you CANNOT flee?
What happens when
you have to fight,
when you’ve reached a dead end
and you try as you might
have a chance?
What happens when the odds are stacked against you?
When the whole world never considers what you’ve been through
by simply being born within the system you live every day,
and because of that system, you have to find a new way
to fight your fray without a gun,
to wage a war where your plight has won
all the instigator’s strikes against you,
when all of this happens
–in a fleeting moment–
what do you do?
We’ve spent SO many decades in peaceful protests
forming task forces,
and for what?
To be placed
in this painful beginning again,
to know that
your marginal force of hand,
is as lethal
as the gun
-By Me July 14 2013
I hope that we can all have at least a moment of reflection today, as to what we are really perpetuating.
Until Next Time, Comrades,