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Enough is Enough

The world is fed up with vampires,
with law-breakers and sick lust-seekers,
with those who relish torturing others,
with muggers and phoney preachers.
We can't breath, we can't breath.

So streets flood with protesters,
calling for the forsaken peace,
"ain't dreams legal?" Ask right- protectors
why has justice then to cease?
We can't breath, we can't breathe.

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I assume this is about the murder of a police captive by a policeman as 3 other policemen who had sworn to serve and protect did neither. I fully agree that the protests are both needed and worthwhile. But the rioters, looters and arsonists have now ruined a narrative which had begun. As usual you have been spare of words but clear to intent

Scribbler, you miss the point; you miss the message the beautiful poem conveys. And I think your bias hinders you from getting there. First, the poem sheds light on the systemic injustices that are as old as the country, and under which African-Americans have lived and operated for over 400 years. And you do not throw up flimsy excuses like looting and rioting to distract and fog the real and needed conversation toward creating a more perfect union. Let go your bias, it has never worked.

chimaono

I do understand that racism and injustice still exists both here and elsewhere. And I also think the murder of the innocent black man had so horrified almost everybody that the badly needed conversation on the subject was in the process of beginning. but then the looting began and the chance went away. I hope the conversation can begin again if the riots ever stop but that remains to be seen because far too many politicians on both sides build their careers on keeping people divided.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
I admit that Floyd's inspired the piece, but we as dream makers and poets have to deliver universal messages.
Justice has to prevail for everyone and everywhere. I think we all agree upon this, aren't we?
However, I think this is a kind of conflict that is hard to get a full agreement upon. What may look justice for you won't be for another.

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Hello dear Rula
your poem hits home and it made me very sad because all through history it has always been the same. Will the human race ever become brothers and sisters?

T

The most powerful reaction
of mind on mind
is transference of sight

So long as there are those who need power to feel worth and are willing to take that power as opposed to it be given out of love we will have injustice. Those in power gave no base to my black friends for to pull themselves up alongside those that were in power. Perhaps with purpose? I don't know. What I do know is that the idea of pulling themselves up alongside their countrymen is wherein there is injustice. After all, how can one pull himself up by his bootstraps if he has no boots given?
A wonderful poem Rula.
You do what a poet needs to do.
Later,

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I hear you and I am also with you. Your stand against any violence and miss treatment is well received. I think you are courageous to write this and I think you are just the type of poet who could make a difference. I felt your passion for making this world a happy safe and inviting place to be for all mankind. I particularly think your first stanza is powerful vampires sucking the blood of the innocent. Most important you speak to all on behalf of all. You are a wonderful poetess

Thank you...Teddy

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Hi Rula, your poem is powerful and shows the truth of horrible injusticies committed in the last weeks and about 400 years. Others have already said as much, so I've just tweaked your S1 a little, for you to TorT.

The world is fed up with (the) vampires,
with law-breakers and sick lust-seekers,
with those who relish (for) torturing others,
with muggers (and) [along with] phoney preachers.
We can't breath, we can't breath.

Thank you for sharing this with all of us. In Argentina there are riots also. The indigenous people are dying of C far more than the rest. Also the poor in the slums. There have always been slums, starvation, wars, pestilence, etc., I wonder when humankind will learn to be loving and peaceful. If one reads Revelations, it's all there, pestilence, locusts, dying crops, fear and death. So it seems nothing will change, I fear.
God bless, Gracy

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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great….

An Essay On Man, III, Alexander Pope.

You're always generous with thoughtful feedback. I went with your suggestion for a better flow indeed.
Thank you dear

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for a person who really thinks; to imagine what will come of the overpopulation of the world. Whether it come in a couple of hundred years, some thousand or thousands or maybe even tomorrow. You don't need Revelations or prophesy of any kind to see that if we do not change the way that humankind treats the Earth and his fellow human beings, it will happen. But though it has been prophesied, [by whomever] we can change it. As was said by Ronald Reagan: " If it were to happen that we would be attacked by aliens from space, we would soon find that we are as one people, for the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Not an exact quote, but close enough. What I mean to say, is that if we begin to think of racism and hatred as our enemy, we can overcome them and become the world we should be. I applaud your message and hope that writers like you can make it come true. ~ Geezer.
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I hope to see the day when mankind would overcome such silly thoughts that lead to absolute construction.
Much appreciate your kind visit.

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I hope to see the day when mankind would overcome such silly thoughts that lead to absolute construction.
Much appreciate your kind visit.

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Hello, Rula,
Today I heard someone paraphrase: 'True bravery is the practice of peace.'
Thank you for your inspiring poem.
L

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