Anger Spilling O’er

Anger spilling o’er,

Flashes of violence burn

Though not sure it helps.

Those in authority point

Proclaiming, “See they are thugs!”

It’s not that simple!

Centuries of abuse live,

Their pain is not quelled,

Wounds scarred are ripped wide open,

Dried blood turns and flows freely.

We have learned nothing.

Seemingly daily there’s death

Because of color.

Where’s accountability?

It’s hidden behind a wall

…and that wall is blue.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

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11 thoughts on “Anger Spilling O’er

  1. It looks like my comment didn’t post. I’ll try to repeat it.

    Dom, powerful poem of social commentary. Very well written. Is it in reference to the riots?

  2. A nasty choice of color but unfortunately history repeats itself. When will the uniforms realize that they have been caught from every angle possible. Somehow, blindness is not a discriminator when being hired. Nicely penned.

    • Thank you very much sir, I appreciate it. And I couldn’t agree more, the police do need to realize that whether they like it or not they are in a profession where they are going to be held to a higher standard and under a microscope, especially now with technology. If they can’t accept that then they need to find another line of work.

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