Perhaps armageddon has finally come
Ferguson knows this all too well.
Do not be fooled–justice hasn’t been done
Though the politicians try to hard sell.
Claiming that the process has properly worked
Cries the President down to the prosecution.
Their responsibilities so blatantly shirked
It’s sad to think that this is the solution.
Corporate media you are largely to blame,
Yes you, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News!
Refusing to hang your guilty heads in shame
You planted the bomb then lit the fuse.
In the end you got just what you wanted,
That sound bite and graphic video clip.
Those agitators you shamelessly taunted
Full team coverage that never has slipped.
Still in the end a young man lies dead,
His parents still mourning their loss.
Long after you turn your cameras and fled
Forgetting your actions have costs.
And you men of justice with the law on your side
You’ve failed at the tasks we entrust.
Behind the grand jury with deception you hide,
Your verdicts in our faces you thrust.
So tell me what’s fair in this game that you play
Using the media to determine outcome.
It’s wrong and you know it no matter what you may say
While at our heads you are holding a gun.
You get what you give in this violent game
Though I wish that it wasn’t to be so.
So pin to your chests that badge of true blame
Donning makeup for the cameras next show.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.
Jueseppi, thank you so much for reblogging my poem, I am so disappointed by this injustice and the grand juries verdict did nothing to alleviate it. I so hope that this tragedy will spur change, but I will not hold my breath.
Dod DiFrancisco!! You have stirred me to my core and made me cry tears of compassion for our country’s journey down this wrong path!! Thank you! Truly moving!!
Thank you for saying so, it is such a tragedy, not just for those in Ferguson, but all of us. Very sad indeed.
I don’t understand how he got away with it either — I really don’t — and so sad to see the reporters queuing up to get that great footage. Of course, I don’t see that the protesters are gaining a single d### thing by burning and looting, either. Such a horrible situation, no matter how it’s spun. 😦
I agree, but I don’t believe that the majority of protesters are doing the burning and looting. There seem to always be those that use large gatherings as an excuse to vandalize, loot and destroy private property, they are doing it here just as they do at celebrations for sports teams. I will never understand it, but these criminals should not define the peaceful protesters or the message that they are trying to convey. Just my thoughts.