Juneteenth 2020

Juneteenth …. by Susi Bocks

I Write Her

a celebration to end slavery
and yet
the shackles remained
white hearts in fear
with attitudes of evil

jim crow laws
lynchings
no coloreds allowed, whites only
separate but equal
mass incarceration
systemic racism
police brutality

four hundred years as kept
one hundred fifty years lied to
is 2020 the year a promise realized
freedom a reality for the minority
so cruelly enslaved in various ways
will prejudices finally be put aside

will we finally be humane?

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2 thoughts on “Juneteenth 2020

  1. The question asked is just. It would be fantastic if this were the year. I don’t know how to make up for what’s happened before. Regardless of what could be repaid, one way or another, it would take grace and forgiveness from the victims and the victims’ people. Yours is strong writing, and I admire it.

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