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rak03252
rak03252: wrote this almost a year ago, when George Floyd was murdered...
i feel a lot better about it today...but my hopes are that real change will come...

sad, that this poem was necessary to write....
stay safe !

wrote this on May 30th,2020


MASK ON THE SHADOW©
(for George Floyd)
by rak

after a long night
of riots, unrest
can’t begin to imagine
what’s coming next
a man was murdered
a cop was charged
in these days of disease
as the shadow grows large

people been locked down
quarantined for weeks
people disgusted
as the president speaks
a man couldn’t breath
as cops held him down
in these days of disease
as the shadow goes round

they chant, carry signs
and march thru the streets
spreading the word
and disease in the heat
just a matter of time
something bound to burst
a man killed in the street
but the shadow still thirsts

can’t bring George Floyd back
his life carelessly snuffed
human lives matter
enough is enough
there’s tears and there’s grief
we’re in this together
there’s a mask on the shadow
will tomorrow be better
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EyzzBrown
EyzzBrown: Human lives matter!
So well written.. so sad...
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betsymilo421
betsymilo421: All lives matter. Beautiful rak
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Sangria_
Sangria_: Very well written
So sad all the way around for Floyd and for brothers in Blue ~~
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sky_deep
sky_deep: Heart-felt poem
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TraehA
TraehA: 💔 heart broken an sad worlds gone crazy no end in sight. All lives matter beautifully said.....no matter the sin
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Emmielu123
Emmielu123: Beautifully put. I wish people cared more about injustice than their politics 😢
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RnKris84
RnKris84: There are no words to describe how totally devastated I am that this ever happened. Justice was served. It was time, long ago, to do better. I have several friends of different races. I look at them and see love, friendship and joy. I am colorblind to race. We are all the same inside. I save any patient. I wish Mr. Floyd had the chance to be saved.
This is a beautiful poem that reminds us....we all bleed red.
Thank you Rak.
Kristine
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WarriorMouse
WarriorMouse: Very beautiful poem. Times are very difficult now. I keep trying but I can't please everyone. Just in my own little mouse world. Some look at me with disdain no matter how hard I try. -sighs-
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TraehA
TraehA in reply to RnKris84: 🙏🌷❤
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TraehA
TraehA in reply to WarriorMouse: understand 🧀🌷🙏❤
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WarriorMouse
WarriorMouse: The whole thing is tragic!
R.I.P. Mr. Floyd
This can't keep happening. We need to be better than this....
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AuroraNorthBorealis
AuroraNorthBorealis: Every single life matters! Well said.
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allaboutbeck
allaboutbeck: Love this Rak! Well written and it speaks volumes!
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candlezzzz
candlezzzz: Wonderful poem! I feel the same and I am sure most people would agree with the total injustice that happened to George Floyd. Very sad.
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rak03252
rak03252: been a year now, since George Floyd was murdered in the street....how much has changed....?
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loves12345
loves12345: rak as long as there are criminals in the street it won't change.
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rak03252
rak03252: wait.....what ?........well i suppose everyone has their point of view
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moonchildmistres
moonchildmistres: Again, your words amaze me, touch my soul and yep I cried. Because, your right, nothing has changed is why....
I applaud your talent Rak. Thanks for sharing.
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shystorm
shystorm: rak
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