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Ode To George Floyd

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Ash clouds float
In scattered slants of light,
Like flies in a frozen breach,
Blankets of black cotton pad the ground
From ashes to ashes they preach.

So then, that's all we keep
From where life and flesh once stood,
Lie ashes now…we weep.
Blackens the streets this ash they wreak
Which tugs at our beaten souls,
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: justice,racism,solidarity
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COMMENTS
Ratnakar Mandlik 09 July 2020
" Where all men can freely breathe? " A great tribute to the victim of racial discrimination. Well deserved poem of the day.
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Lyn Paul 09 July 2020
Thank you Ernesto. It’s taken a long long time but people are finally listening. All over the world.
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Kevin Patrick 09 July 2020
Ashes when their should breath a fire, a good poem highlighting the injustice of our systems
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 July 2020
Another one off the street they say, And ask us why we grieve I hope to see his dream one day Where all men can freely breathe. He could not breathe and he was crying out i cannot breath. the police brutality agains coloured people. tony
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Ruta Mohapatra 09 July 2020
Beautifully expressed, Ernesto! Congrats on poem of day!
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 July 2020
From ashes to ashes they preach! ! ! But, let us reach out to the world with the muse of peace and love! ! Uplifting righteous morals without RACISM. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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James G Brennan 09 July 2020
Great piece Ernesto. James.
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Mahtab Bangalee 09 July 2020
Nowadays George Floyd is such a name that no one will forget this easily, I think, even forgetfully no one will forget..... In literature, in newspaper, in air-media, in social working, in praying, in protesting in on line free lancing, in writing, in reading, in reciting.......everywhere and everytime nowadays this name becomes part and parcel! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Mahtab Bangalee 09 July 2020
Another one off the street they say, And ask us why we grieve I hope to see his dream one day Where all men can freely breathe.......Superb written the ODE to George Floyd.......congrats....deserve 10+
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 July 2020
A well executed poem of the day. Simply touching. Congrats on your featured piece...10+++
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