What did I ever do to you,
for you to have such a skewed view?
You don’t know me, or who I am,
you hide behind your badge again!
I may be young, I may be old,
but if I’m dark, the stories told …..
It doesn’t matter, hands held high,
shoot him now, and watch him die!
A 12 year old, with a toy gun,
just shoot him now, who cares, it’s done.
I can’t breathe, please let me move,
just hold him down, we DO NOT soothe.
We took him down, and now he’s dead,
he’s black, he’s dead, we’re one ahead.
And now our car is being chased,
we have no guns, how is this based?
Hundreds of shots rang out, and why?
because UNARMED Blacks have to die!
Thursday evening, I posted in comments that I’m overworked, tired of bad news and would like to write something uplifting. I asked for suggestions.
How about an open comment board to post on for 10/17. “A Happy Place”
Everyone has to post a cute video, something funny, a childhood memory, a special birthday gift, Christmas gift……………anything other than turmoil and grief!
A happy, funny, video filled area to raise our spirits and make us smile.
Find it on Utube……….dig it up from your past………..or make it up!
There is so much to choose from, and so many stories to be shared. 🙂
Just a suggestion.
She started off by sharing a funny story about her hair.
I don’t have a funny story to tell, but would like to share the following video.
Yesterday, our spirits were lifted with the sentencing of Michael Dunn. My spirit was also lifted upon hearing that the person in D.C. does not have Ebola. Still, I have something to complete that is time sensitive and I need to dedicate this weekend to finishing.
While good things are the focus, feel free to discuss anything. Have a safe weekend.
Kindheart101 contacted me. She is taking a well deserved break from her computer, but wanted me to share the following song with you.
She and I are people who carry the burdens of others. Our compassion runs deep and there are times when others run to us because they know they will receive the attention, mercy, and kindness that they need to lift them up. After the healing, we are often exhausted.
Kindheart101 needs our positive thoughts right now. She is going into a cocoon stage where she will come out strong and fly again, but while she in the cocoon stage, let’s not forget that it can be a lonely, dark place.
By Kindheart 101
I do not mean to cause alarm,
it’s only me, I mean no harm.
Why do you look at me that way?
is color all you see today?
Yes I am brown, that’s all you see?
please look beyond, and just see me.
Let down your guard, I mean no harm.
I do not mean to cause alarm.
I hold my loved ones dear, and true,
and love my family, just like you.
I’m off to college, on my way,
I graduated yesterday.
Oh wait, you stopped your car I see,
and now you’ve grabbed a hold of me?
I turn and run, as bullets fly,
I’m hit, I turn around and cry…….
OK OK OK, I’m done,
hands in the air………put down your gun!
I do not mean to cause alarm,
I’m Big Mike Brown, I mean no harm.
That didn’t mean a thing to you,
you didn’t stop till you were through.
I hit my knees, fell to the ground,
and never heard another sound.
And then a hand reached out to me,
and picked me up so I could see.
The glory, friendship and pure love,
that’s shown by all those up above………..
Thank you for greeting me, Trayvon.
Written by Kindheart101
Posted by permission
Both far and wide, the word was spread,
for all to hear, TRAYVON IS DEAD!
A hush broke out, the angels knew,
exactly what, they had to do.
They turned their tears, to gentle rain,
that fell to earth, and took his pain.
Their wings they spread, and held him tight,
he now was theirs, as of that night.
They parted clouds, the thunder roared,
MAKE WAY! TRAYVON WILL MEET HIS LORD!
All heads were bowed, all knees were bent,
TO HEAVEN, TRAYVONS SOUL WAS SENT!
In memory of: Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012)
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.