How Long, Not Long


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The question I have heard over the is. How long must we as a people endure the oppression and suppression by this society and when will we receive justice. This is dedicated to Congressmen John Lewis.

We have watched
We have listened 
We have begged
We have pleaded
We cried and prayed and cried and prayed
We have walked
We have crawled 
We have run and we have hid in the darkness of places
We have fought the good fight
We have tolerated the abuses and disrespect
We have screamed and bled enough, that this earth runs red with our blood.
We have done all that we could to stand against this disease of hate and inequality.
We have marched and marched and yet, little has changed.
When will change come?
because 400 plus years, is a very long time to wait, for a nation to do the right thing.
When will change come?
When will justice come?
Just how much longer must we wait?
How much longer must we wait for justice to be served,  for the pain of injustice has become unbearable?
How long, not long!!!

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Keith Simmonds · ago
A powerful and gripping poem deserving of my five votes! Good luck!
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Pat McLean-Smith · ago
Wonderful words from a wonderful person.
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Felix Culpa · ago
Wonderful !
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Tony Martello · ago
Donna, I can hear hope in your questions. Powerful poem. My full support-5 votes. Check out my entry, "Green Springs" in the creative nonfiction category of this story and vote if you like it! Tony