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Sunday, July 14, 2013

conscience lies






conscience lies  
in remembrance of Trayton Benjamin Martin*

there conscience lies together molten in mistake
fluttering like a note in the whirling wind
sense having taken leave as tossed together
jury boxed friends did not second guess, chose to
rest, to translate and left the lab of truth for others
to detect – in the stain. 







this poem speaks to the what I perceive as a blatant travesty of justice in the verdict of acquittal following the trial arising from the kiling of Trayvon Martin - I believe and poets and writers we have an obligation to bear witness and to further the movement toward a more perfect union of our collective humanity.











16 comments:

  1. Pearl, thank you. My feelings are too raw to address the issue so I'm especially thankful you did.

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  2. Pearl you have a 't' instead of 'v'

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  3. THANK YOU FOR CATCHING THAT LATONYA...! If you are interested I posted to a discusison at Huffington post last night - I too am feeling disoriented but yet felt the need to write. It hasn't "helped" how could it - but there was a good discussion that ensued
    https://www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPost/posts/10151536057356130

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    1. I linked your post on FB and then I wrote a piece of my own (though I had every intention of not writing one). Please come by.

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  4. Great expression of this injustice. My heart goes out to that young man's family.

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  5. Nice tight write, Pearl. I am at a loss for words on this miscarriage of justice. Seems the system is broken.

    Pamela

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  6. Such a blatant travesty of justice. We have not heard the last of it yet.

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  7. Heartbreaking! I am having trouble processing this news! Thank you for writing about it! The Gospel According to a Labrador Retriever

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  8. I bow to you with palms closed together in honor. Thank you for these words, Pearl. Namaste.

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  9. How necessary it is to shout out aloud about this injustice. What is humanity if it cannot value an innocent life?

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  10. So well expressed in a economy of words.

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  11. See today' Blog Over Easy
    http://blackandgraylifemusings.blogspot.com/2013/07/poets-we-stand-our-ground.html

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