BLACK LIVES MATTER

Criticized, Plagiarized, Ostracized, … Still, we are Here!

Survivors, Overcomers, … Strength to Persevere!

But we’ll settle with Equality, Transparency and a system that’s Fair!

No More… No longer... We won’t accept despair!

We’re not playing games, and we have no more fear!

We’ll March... We’ll Riot... and We’ll tear down your town’s square!

Black Lives Matter!

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◄ St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day Poem

Lord Give Me Strength ►

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 27th Aug 2020 13:57

No one is denying that black lives matter. The concern is that a
proper regard is being hi-jacked and manipulated for divisive
political purposes that are not in the interests of the widest social cohesion. To piggyback the position in the USA as reported via its
"trial by media" populism is not helpful to the situation here in the UK
where there is a spectrum of ethnic origins seeking a better life and
doing their best to adjust to the host nation's history - good and bad.
Let us all work towards that purpose and its success.

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Kate G

Thu 27th Aug 2020 09:32

Black Lives DO matter. Great post.

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Greg Freeman

Thu 27th Aug 2020 07:34

Lesroy, your town square is named Independence Square, I believe? I was there in St Kitts a few years ago, and learned a lot about the history of slavery in one afternoon, things they never taught us at school. Some us understand your anger and your passion. In some ways the world clearly has not 'moved on', as events in the US, and yes, in England, too, continue to show us.

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Lesroy Mardenborough

Thu 27th Aug 2020 00:05

Not that I have to explain my poetry, as that's the point, for you to interpret it as you see fit. For some people, the movement/actions will change their ways of thinking and their belief system; they will then see the social injustice that has been happening and is still happening, and they will want change to happen.

For others, there are no way of tearing down their current belief system nor their way of thinking no matter how unjust and racist it is.......My town square is different from your town square.

Brian, I wish for you a blessed and happy existence, where everything about your life matters... I wish the same for everyone else here.

Thank you all for wishing the same for me.

God Bless!!🙌

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Paul Sayer

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 18:01

Lesroy, Your words have immense power, use them wisely.

Never suffer fools, stand your ground. Be proud, be true.

Never raise a hand in anger, always defend the truth until the end.

I taught martial arts and Women's self-defence, I stressed that attack is your greatest form of defence... NEVER ATTACK FIRST.

I have lived this rule for half a century, and it has served me well.

Be well.

Keep writing.
Paul.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 14:31

Lesroy returns to the "200 years ago" theme.
Of course, he will know that values given to human life were
considerably different then. Here in England, a child could be
hanged (or transported for life) for stealing a loaf of bread.
Men could be kidnapped off the street without any recourse for
service in His Majesty's navy by the "Press Gangs". Ordinary
people endured a short diseased hand-to-mouth existence with no vote or other legal way of challenging the situation then. Life was,
indeed, very different. During these wretched times the practice
of slavery existed until its abolition by Parliament and the latter's
enforcement on the high seas by the Navy, while other nations
continued with it: on record in North Africa even very recently.
For some, old habits seem hard to break but the world moves
on, despite such egregious aberrations. .

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Brian Maryon

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 12:52

So Lesroy are you going to riot and tear down our town square, or not?

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Lesroy Mardenborough

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 02:32

Penultimate= next to last or second to last
(Nice!)👍.. literal/figurative.. depends

Someone who says that all color lives matter... obviously does not get it..., because all lives matter, obviously.. thats the point!😐
Was true 200 years ago just as it is true now.

Thank you Jennifer.. but we (including you) do not have to be ,,, very mild,, and ordinary.. I won't even comment on the last few words you wrote.

Thanks everyone for taking out your time to read my poetry, (basically rhyming😉), and thanks for your comments.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 13th Aug 2020 16:04

How you are perceived to live your life matters...here and now.

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jennifer Malden

Thu 13th Aug 2020 15:28

Agree with Brian and Greg! Also one could say that all colour lives matter, but also that they have to be lived to matter, even in a very mild, ordinary everyday family way, by their owners.

Jennifer

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Faith Olajuyigbe

Thu 13th Aug 2020 11:52

Love this!

Had a beautiful submission called Skin to my blog recently it reminded me of your powerful words

https://www.wordsoffaith.co.uk/post/poetry-platform-skin

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Greg Freeman

Thu 13th Aug 2020 11:25

Sympathise with the sentiments, Lesroy, but that penultimate line is frightening the horses. The perils of rhyming poetry!

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Don Matthews

Thu 13th Aug 2020 11:09

Well said Brian....

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Brian Maryon

Thu 13th Aug 2020 07:47

Lesroy, you were making a good case until the penultimate line....then you lost me.

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Lesroy Mardenborough

Thu 13th Aug 2020 06:27

😎

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