Dirty Windows

Dirty windows  hide a multitude of sins

so they keep them dirty so no one can see within

 

Problem is we are starting to wipe away the grime

and the whole world is witnessing their crimes

 

Wearing a badge doesn’t place you above the law

For many, George Floyd was the final straw

 

There are good police who do actually “protect and serve”

and those who don’t should get what they deserve

 

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

06/05/2020

 

Glad to see that all 4 officers involved have been charged. Hopefully they will not be sentenced lightly.

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A sunny day…a poem about death from Rethinking Life

Had to share this fabulous poem from Gigi, see original post here.

Police, Cop, Police Uniforms

and when death comes
in might be
on a sunny afternoon
when everything seems fine
until suddenly you
can’t breath
because your
hands are zipped
behind your back
and there’s a knee
pressing against your
throat
and
then
on that bright
sunny day
with people
shouting
he can’t breath
it’s all
over
and
you’re
someplace
else
someplace
you didn’t expect
to visit so soon
and the country
you are no longer
a part of
bursts into
RAGE
and
FLAMES
and
people
begin to
WAKE UP
and
FINALLY
start to
FIGHT
BACK

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Take a knee

It is touching to see police officers take a knee

to show their solidarity, their humanity

to see them stand against police brutality

and fitting too as it was a knee

that took a man’s life

it is not enough

but it is a start

~Melanie Thomason

06/01/2020

 

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Murder is Murder

Let us not become so desensitized

by the daily deluge of hate, violence and lies

that we allow a murder to be minimized

 

This was not an ‘incident’ or an ‘unfortunate situation’

George Floyd was Murdered

There is no question

Murder is Murder whether the killer is in uniform or not

 

Over what? A “suspected” $20 forgery?

George is one of many, too many

that have died of police brutality

and those officers who stood by and let it happen are guilty,

as well, and must be held accountable because silence is complicity

 

There are no justifications

and so fear, anger and pain fuel demonstrations

 

Regardless of race, religion or political affiliation

may our voices join together in condemnation

and as one people, “We The People” as a nation

demand the guilty parties immediate incarceration

 

Please– Let us not become so desensitized

by the daily deluge of hate, violence and lies

that we allow a murder to be minimized

~Melanie Thomason

06/01/2020

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walk

you can walk alone into the woods

-yet you are never alone

follow where your spirit leads

look with wide eyes at the beauty surrounding you

listen with intent, all forms of life hum around you

breathe in the freshness and let it cleanse you

let nature’s verdant intuition gently wrap you in it’s tender tendrils

until peace takes root

~Melanie Thomason

5/17/2020

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Fine and dandy

 

how wonderful, how wild and free they say

before using their cruel fingers to crush delicate petals

no screams, no tears come to reward their viciousness

just a raw moaning deep within that remains unheard

what need? what want drives this savagery?

they bruise skin, yet recall it fondly

and when they blow away seeds and wish me away

do they know my roots are still strong?

do they know I will survive this storm too?

~Melanie Thomason

05/03/2020

 

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I remember once… ~NaPoWriMo Day 30

I remember once…

when I thought

I knew more

than I know now

I remember once…

when I thought

dreams could come true

and that love was real

I remember once…

when I thought

all of this mattered

much more than it actually does

I remember once…

when I believed

you

~Melanie Thomaon

04/30/2020

 

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HIStorian ~NaPoWriMo Day 29

oh, ladies

much do we owe to the noble HIStorians

it is no small task to rewrite what actually happens

into a new flattering HIStory

do not take for granted the effort taken

to paint us as vile oleander succubus

~Melanie Thomason

4/29/2020

 

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