Although written quite some time ago, Onah really captures the current atmosphere well in this piece.
so much judgment
comes from the irrational
repetition of previously embedded
and deeply held beliefs
going back generations
someone else’s poison
muddying the innocence
brought into this world
rigidness taking the place of awe
the decent bits forced inwards
empathy doesn’t stand a chance
when surrounded by
and immersed in the viciousness
of long-held hate
and the fear of love
… it makes me sad for our world.
ALL the communities they stomp on have been pounded down long enough.
As the oppressed, we’ve seen and taken abuse in all forms.
Many have died.
We’ve watched and endured their childish ways.
And been on the receiving end of their vile behavior for way too long.
Suffered too much.
The oppressors – all shapes, colors, and forms – have ignored decency for an eternity.
The torture, the depravity, the madness of their control must end.
It is ENOUGH!
Things must change for the better.
We’re done with going two steps forward and six back.
There is no place for them at the table of civility.
ALL who they deem disposable will have their revolution.
They’ve pushed them too far.
There is a storm coming.
It’s time to clear out the rot.
Return the evil to the rocks from under which they crawled out.
May we learn to never repeat the sins of our past.
And may the nefarious never return…
You stopped reaching in to lift me up from my self-loathing.
The focus and attention left the us we created together.
I live an aftermath of trying to escape my personal hell.
But how can I when I’m already gone?
That moment of sad,
only me, myself and I.
Life not shared with you.