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  Rosa Parks and America's Conscience
by Regis H. Schilken
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Our Constitution said all are equal;
Ommiting slaves of African descent.
Blest Christians lashed these black people;
Slitting bloody flesh—too religious to repent.

 

Those screaming muscled backs of agony—

Criss-crossed with rivulets bloody red;

Began to weaken a country’s conscience—

How long can a nation’s ethics lie dead?

 

An outspoken Rosa rode her bus to freedom

While her collective peoples erupted.

Not because they had learned some great lesson;

Lo,

The diseased heart of a nation laid naked.

 

Whence comes the day when all shall be equal;

Must America waft on without course?

Or will those who have always been beaten,

Show us how without hate or recourse?

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
P o w e r f u l !!

I am so glad you brought out the religious hypocracy.

As for Rosa Parks, I wish I had a fraction of her courage. Were it not for brave and determined souls like her. . .doesn't bear thinking about, does it.

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT WORK!

xOx Phyllis xOx

Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
Unfortunate, but true....

Chip Bergeron
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