I Can Breathe by R. D. Ashby SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: Awareness Share This Page
I Can Breathe
by R. D. Ashby
Bookmark and Share
 
Much has been made of the Black Lives Matter
Slogan, ‘I Can’t Breathe’, marking a turning point
In the destiny of all who so identify.

In the billowing of emotion, George Floyd
Takes on the aura of a martyr to the cause,
Tainted with the depression of these hard times

That so easily in the memory of 
An oppressed people, resurges to force
The recognition that the present seems

No different to the past, that despite reforms
Bringing that same people to social parity,
Cultural integration, and more, there remains

Much to be desired, so much indeed as
Stifles breath in the self-same phrase Floyd used,
But now, sustained in triumph, enabling

A generation’s voice to be heard:  ‘I 
Can’t Breathe’ in the firm conviction, ‘I Can Breathe’.
Share This:
June 12, 2020
More By: R. D. Ashby
Views: 166      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2020 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.