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Justice For Trayvon

Should not have been as elusive as it has become

How can lady justice rest easy in the realization

That a young boy with the apparent promise

To live too, and likewise stand his ground to

Defend his precious life and the right to walk

Boldly to his father’s abode in the land of the free,

Such freedom, previously denied by shackles and ships,

Was gunned down before the prime of his short life…

With no remedy forthcoming for his cold body.

Yet, his choice of garment becomes a negative focal point,

And though racial connotations seem tragically minimized

They loom large in the quest for justice for more than the dead

For alas, justice for Trayvon is indeed justice for all.

Lest we all someday are subject to dreadfully wrong assumptions

Causing the fabric of society to disintegrate to the detriment of all.

Shoot us not merely because of the skin …

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Legacy Unquantified

The essence of the good fight may not be valued

Nor well quantified in the weight of  rubies and gold,

Or measured in accolades with standing ovations.

It may, silently and honestly be accounted for

By the rich dimension of solid integrity and

Ardent embodiment of the laudable qualities

The human race is innately endowed with.

That a legacy, yet, may be passed from one

To future generations,  that humanity indeed

Is worth more than sheer hatred, prejudice,

Bigotry, plain greed,  the profane and vile,

But truly possesses that which is honourable

Purely commendable, kind and simply humane.

YemilBenjoy ©

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The Unlikely Springboard

The question …

Is not why they hate you

For hate has been present through the ages.

Rather, the preferred inquiry should be

Will you allow such hate, to pin you down

Wallowing deep into the abyss of self-pity.

Or propel you, onto motivation’s pathways

Undeterred, in continuous pursuit of your dreams.

Choose wisely…  for your life

Is worth the best effort you can muster on its behalf

Rather than dwelling with such draining negativity.

YemilBenjoy Copyright September 2012

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Benjoy’s Corner 7 (Betrayal’s Diaries -i)

Betrayal, is beholden to nobody but its own anarchy

Its paths of destruction, holding no mercy for those

Who unaware, find themselves within its unbridled fury,

For with determination, it intently eliminates all fairness

As consolidates its shores to advance its desires only.

Beware …

YemilBenjoy Copyright 2012

To be continued…

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