Melvina Germain

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No Camoufalge Here - Poem by Melvina Germain

I watched the news and heard that another Black man was shot to death in the United States and these words came to me. I wasn't going to share this one since I'm writing a new book about this sadness but here it is...

No Camoufalge here

To the marsh filled fields
Sinking sand exists
A buzzard observes
Whose next on the list
Wild fruit aged in pain
Hanging loose branches
Wither away again
Hoodless beasts,
arrogant pigs
replace the noose
steel pebbles fire
in groups an army
hit men for hire
deep words, old wounds
from the pits of hell
mark them dark
a genocide dwells.

Written by: Melvina Germain
Date: Jan.13/2016

Topic(s) of this poem: hate

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about No Camoufalge Here by Melvina Germain

  • (4/1/2016 11:07:00 AM)

    the rest of the world is not much different
    if race is not the issue then it's money and power
    thanks Mel
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  • Terry Craddock (1/16/2016 6:30:00 PM)

    The poem I mentioned when I said 'I also wrote on this topic this morning' in my first comment, is on line now titled, 'Early Morning Gun Toting Kid'; but as it themes the killing of Black Americans by supposed law enforcement officers in America it may not be on line long, due to upsetting some readers? Beware readers, the poem is not perhaps politically correct, politically correct often being an excuse for cowardice and racism; there is a difference between what is right and what is law, in Nazi Germany under Hitler the mass killing of Jews was both lawful and state policy. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (1/16/2016 4:30:00 PM)

    I also am ashamed of my own country, mainly for politics of indifference to the poor, the aggressive marketed brand greed of the rich, but at least we are stimulated to strive to prompt accountability, equality, and a measure of justice for the disempowered who cannot speak for themselves. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/16/2016 2:31:00 PM)

    I am ashamed of my own country. As a whole, we are shallow, bigoted, selfish, egotistical and violent. And then we wonder why the rest of the world doesn't like us. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (1/16/2016 12:03:00 AM)

    'I watched the news and heard that another Black man was shot to death in the United States', the infuriating tragedy is watching this recurrent drama from outside America, it is almost always law enforcement officers who are supposed to serve and protect, a black man shot by a white cop. I researched the monthly statistics on this a few times and the numbers are normally more than double media reported figures.

    A superb poem Melvina, I also wrote on this topic this morning, but not posted and not a superb artist gem like your poem, sadly it would be nicer if the theme was not necessary; I often wonder when America will wake up and embrace her poor and dispossessed; time to transplant a few hearts into the rich and indifferent law makers in America.
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    Melvina Germain (1/16/2016 4:39:00 AM)

    Thank you for your heartfelt and very caring words, I appreciate so much. I too wish we didn't have to write such poetry and pray that the evil in America stops one day soon.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016

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