how could i not be angry?

how could i not be angry? 4.28.15
there is a riot in the streets today
another man dead they say.
is it a riot to scream
when whispered prayers
go unheard for centuries?
is it looting to take back
one’s own life and liberty?
condemn the violence,
yes, i do
all of it.
most of all the power
that says it is OK
to strip women and black men
of basic dignity.
condemn the violence,
most of all the hierarchy
built on suffering and inequity.
when we scramble to be free
refusing to hold up
that rich straight white boy superiority
they accuse us of being uppity
use words like riot, drama, emotional,
broken protocol and confrontational.
they box us in with policy
gag us with impossibility
abusing even theology
to ignore our prayers.
how could i not be angry
bordering on insanity
after all that double-speak
and patronizing hushing?
when will our prayers be heard
begging for mercy, basic dignity
the right to our own humanity?

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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  1. Pingback: 1996-2016: A Sample of 20 Years | the liminal life of m

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