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A lament for Eric Garner

A poetic response, one among many from around the country, is based on Biblical passages and other religious and philosophical texts.

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A life forsaken (with apologies to Robert Frost fans)

"Two men converged on Canfield Drive, one man just walking down the middle. My squad car passed him and I stopped; would I make this something big or little?"

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the bus to blunderville

"bought the ticket  in my hometown, all aboard for the shootin' place, won't see his hands up high, death in his eyes, tears runnin' down his mama's face..."

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American Grace

"Remember those who grew this food, who picked and packed, who shipped and sold..."

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“Free Radical Bluz”

"To my fellow workers going it alone, who square off with bosses but just get skinned right down to the bone..."

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“Go Figure,” a poem about war and peace

"Gotta operate to heal, incarcerate the bastille, make it schools to jobs, not the iron heal. Gotta make it real."

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Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."

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Poem: “Brown at the Brown Borders”

"Brown at the borders are sons and daughters of parents who have escaped violence, wars, weapons, and endless tears..."

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Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"

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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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