slippery slope of violence

we have lived privileged

denied generational racism:
promoting eugenic abortions
in minority neighborhoods
and government dependency
programs that undermine
fatherhood, family, and
educational choice.

years of anger over injustice,
fear of pandemic isolation are
fuel; police brutality the spark
for radicals like antifa to…

“Cry havoc and let slip the gods of war.”

(quote by Marc Anthony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar)


A quadrille for dVerse poets where Linda challenges us to write on this quote.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Jun 11, 2020 @ 12:32:53

    This is such a powerful write, Lynn! These are difficult times indeed, but we will get through them together!

    Reply

  2. janicead
    Jun 09, 2020 @ 11:30:20

    My 39 year old nephew was at a gathering of maybe 1000 protesters in New Orleans. A white supremacist group in the middle of the speeches began trying to incite a riot. The group was surrounded by white folks about four people deep and escorted out of the area. My nephew said it was one of the most moving things he had seen, racism confronted without any violence.

    Reply

  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 15:35:57

    I think that as soon as there are no reactions the rest of just ignore the injustices…

    Reply

  4. rivrvlogr
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 14:11:16

    Very slippery, and one that I do not condone, but what does it say when it takes a radical reaction to turn heads, instead of turning a blind eye?

    Reply

  5. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 12:49:18

    Nicely done Lynn.

    Reply

  6. Frank Hubeny
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 09:28:41

    I like your assessment of the situation in the last four lines.

    Reply

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