A Prayer for all Those Who Died Because They Were Black in America.

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A Prayer for all Those Who Died Because They Were Black in America.

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A Prayer for all Those Who Died Because They Were Black in America.

My voice in prayer is raised this day.
Ragged words spun into the tangled thread of history and pain.
Fear rides Blackness like a cancer caused by Whiteness
And I can only assume my complicit action unseen by my own eye.
This is a false dichotomy more dangerous than many;
Decartes’ divide of mind and body doesn’t bring Death’s implacable grasp.

I call out!
I call out to my Gods and my Ancestors and I say: no more!
No more!
Let the River Mother flood us with wisdom.
Let us see people as people not as pigmentation.
Let the Sky Father bring proper discernment to our police,
That truly they may keep all of us safe.
Let the Gods of the land rise up!
To protect those who need protection.
Let the ancestors of us all protect the young Black men who must walk in fear.
It matters not what Gods we worship: we are all people.
We are all people deserving of equality.
We are all people deserving of walking in safety.
We are all people looking into each other’s eyes.
May humanity rise.
The challenge is before us. Each of us. Take heed.
Take hold of your own struggle. Raise your voice against this pain.
And don’t let go.


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