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 …
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.
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
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.
YemilBenjoy Copyright 2012
To be continued…