DUNN and ZIMMERMAN (say what?) SHOUT, WOMEN, SHOUT!!!

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I was accused of
having a victim’s mentality
and being a stupid “liberal”
and of
hiding behind my Christianity
with ulterior motives
when challenging the
loss of the recent African American males
to the STAND YOUR GROUND DEFENSE
when I posted my poem
MY BABY GOT MURDERED TODAY
say
WHAT????…well let’s just try that again…
MY BABY GOT MURDERED TODAY
my baby was murdered today.
my baby was murdered today
because of his morbid enemy’s bastardization of
“stand your ground”.
his offense?
the hue of his skin,
the volume of his music,
the sag of his pants,
his friends’ lack of whiteness,
a walk in the rain,
his choice to take a shortcut,
his love of a bag of skittles.
my baby was murdered and got no justice today
because of the denial of the pink elephant in the courtroom
wearing a polka dotted tutu and
a blue collared hoodie labeled BIGOT.
my baby was murdered today
STAND YOUR GROUND
SHOUT, WOMEN SHOUT!!!
(Yolantha Harrison-Pace is an award winning author and poet who STAND’S HER GROUND by being a vocal advocate for underserved women and children populations in America and beyond. To have her come speak contact her through www.trubupress.com or at yolanthapace@gmail.com)
read more of Yolantha’s ground breaking work in the re-release of SHOUT MAMMY SHOUT, which can be ordered soon on Amazon and on the trubu press website


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