A Little Reflection Will Do Us All Some Good.

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.

Inconsequential Determinants

“What happens when

you’re confronted by

a man,

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

petitioning,

forming task forces,

political militia,

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

that man

used.

to.

kill.

you.”

-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,

-D

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