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I Can't Breathe!

Rating: 4.9
Hey! I can't breathe officer!
That's not the weight of thy knees;
The weight of pride and arrogance
The load of white on coloured skin
Hey! Officer... I can't breathe!

Leave me free officer, I can't bear!
Behind The cloak of Color, I wear
My heart is clean …
Hey! Officer...am' unable to breathe!
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I Can't Breathe!
Friday, June 5, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: apathy,innocence,racism
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COMMENTS
Roy Ballard 24 November 2020
This poem touches the heart.
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Lee Boueri 14 August 2020
Obviously coming from a place of passion
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Bharati Nayak 27 July 2020
I wonder why my earlier comment on this poem does not show?
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Chinedu Dike 19 July 2020
Really a poignant bit of verse written in persuasive poetic expressions with conviction. Insightful utterances set aside for honest reflection. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Khairul Ahsan 15 July 2020
Heartiest congratulations on your poem being selected as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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Khairul Ahsan 15 July 2020
A reminder to the pathetic incident of the recent past! May kindness and compassion be the constant companion of our frail conscience, to get it back to track whenever it tends to err!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 July 2020
3) I don't think so. You know better Dr. Sachi. This killing has a deeper background, Sir. But you created an impressive poem. That still IS. Sincerely yours from The Netherlands, Sylvia FC
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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 July 2020
2) Both had the same job at a nightclub. Both men knew each other. So stupid if the white did not know his own " colleague" . I cite your lines: Fasten the knots of sane humanity Tell me please! What's wrong with me? .................NOTHING wrong, the system is WRONG, Both men have the SAME JESUS, it lies in the not correctness of their system. Can a government function IF the leader is a stupid one?
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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 July 2020
Congratulations Dr. Sachidananda Sir for being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. A truly impressive poem upon the death of late Floyd. This occurrence needed not to excell IF the average american citizen had not been given the ability to have/buy a gun/weapon, in this case this death was not by a weapon, but by foot of an american officer. In Reality it was betwixt black and white. The killer was a white american policeman.
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Edward Kofi Louis 15 July 2020
Screaming voice! ! ! Who is ready to hear? ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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