James McLain

Gold Star - 40,778 Points (1958 - / From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By)

Mrs.Barbara Dawson, Your Going To Jail - Poem by James McLain

Blountstown, Florida, Calhoun County.
A County very high on the list in poverty.

Barbara Dawson went to the local
emergency room,
complaining of enternal pain.

After a precursorary examination
being black,
she was asked by a white nurse
to leave.

Unable to articulate
the specific nature of her illness,
again she was asked to leave.

Whereupon again she refused it was
then law enforcement was called.

Taken out she collapsed,
And repeatedly the white officer said,

Mrs Dawson
you are going to jail.
You can make it easy or hard.

Wherein she was later taken back inside
and shortly thereafter she died.

A large blood clot was found in her lung.

Topic(s) of this poem: green

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/8/2016 12:16:00 PM)

    Very amazing and expressive poem shared with reality. Wise sharing done definitely.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 9, 2016

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