Black smoke wafts skyward
Baltimore the latest nail
To be pounded home
How many more before the
Coffin is sealed and buried
Just a different city
Will we never learn
These–our brothers and sisters
Share the same constitution
But not the same rights
They are treated as lesser
By their skin color
Disgusting as it may be
This is our America
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
I am not ready to wade these waters yet! Point well taken.
Each to their own time, thank you very much for the kind comment.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
AND COME TO FIND OUT…THE GUY WAS APPARENTLY DILIBRATELY TRYING TO HURT HIMSELF. AND THE MOB BOUGHT IT.
It now sounds like it is very unlikely that he was trying to hurt himself as he was in no physical condition to do so. He was handcuffed behind his back with his legs bound and was laid face down on the floor already hurt. The comment about hurting himself was put out there by another prisoner on the opposite side of a metal partition with no view whatsoever of Freddie Brown. I for one certainly don’t put much faith in his opinion of things. Anyway, thanks as always for the re-blog Jonathan and thank you for your continued support of my writing, I really do appreciate it. P.S. Thank you for letting me rant.
Hey…you’d do the same for me…wouldn’t you? 🙂
Oh I absolutely would, carry on my friend. 🙂
I hope we will learn. I hope we are learning now.
I wish we were, but unfortunately it appears that we have not yet learned…but i do have hope.
So much truth and truly one of the saddest things going on today. A great voice for those inflicted. Very well written.
Thank you my friend.
If you want to be a bully the police is the place it seems.
That is true and they legally justify it…I think it is horrible.
Billie Holliday – Lady Day – was born in Baltimore…
Yes they were. It is a beautiful city with a great deal of history that is going through a very tough time now.
@”By their skin color
Disgusting as it may be
This is our America…” – terribly right and true nowadays… 😦
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we visited Baltimore several years ago and we could feel a vague tension between the blacks and the whites…
Thank you Melanie, that tension exists all over this country and it is a shame. People are people regardless of skin color and the fact that a racist mentality still exists is absolutely disgusting in the 21st century.