Make America Again

Not to mention the woman. Hmmm.

Still a mighty poetic cry nevertheless.

Writing in Blood

Langston_Hughes_by_Carl_Van_Vechten_1936Langston Hughes, 1936. Photo by Carl van Vechten

July 4th, 2020

For the last 2 or more decades of my life, this day is a reminder to me, personally, of all America is not.

The other 364 days of the year, we unconsciously (or maybe we’re semi-aware based on our citizenship status) enjoy the many things America, our home, offers us. Especially if we compare our country to other nations that have even more injustice, political unrest, and violence against their citizenry within their borders.

I maintain this: until there is Justice for All, there is no justice.

Until institutionally-sanctioned violence of every kindis acknowledged, examined, addressed and redressed, always striving toward attaining the best possible equity at every end of the spectrum for the individuals who make up our society, then our society, as a whole, will never know freedom or peace.

Below, a poem by Langston…

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on July 5, 2020, in Poem - Not Written By Me Though, Reposted from elsewhere. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Ben. A great post and poem. (Hmmm, yes, what about the woman?)

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  2. theburningheart

    O, yes,
    I say it plain,
    America never was America to me,
    And yet I swear this oath—
    America will be! 🙂

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