When will they see us for more than the strange fruit dangling from an endlessly ringed poplar tree? For we are the fruit of the earth. The fruit of the earth not strange at all. Perfectly and soul purposefully different, but not strange. Fruit not allowed to fully ripen. The inability to flourish into our true being of beautiful, vibrant, wise, crisp, nourishing, fulfilling, juicy, sweet ripened fruit.
We are fruits of human beings who too bleed and deliciously ooze the red, white and blue rich blood of the United States of America with our uniquely peeled layers. We are human beings with the same sleepless dreams. Dreams of living and thriving in the midst of an imperfect yet perfect “humane” experience. You know the one. The humane experience promised to us all in the name of the pursuit of happiness.
Yet, we still ain’t free. A ripple of knees courageously standing for peace and unity. We still ain’t free because we still gasping for air. Gasping for air while crying out over and over and over again “I CAN’T BREATHE!” “I CAN’T BREATHE!” “I CAN’T BREATHE!” I CAN’T BREathe.” “I CAN’T breathe.” “I CAn’t breathe.” I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.” “i can’t breathe.” i can’t breathe.” “i.can’t.breathe.”
If only they had listened to him. If only they would release the fear and just LISTEN to us. SEE us. LOVE us. If.only.we.could.just.breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe…
BeDoLove! , Kathryn C. Boxill, The #BeDoLove Whisperer
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Some fruit are never truly appreciated. Some books are judged by their covers or a preconceived notion, from someone else’s experiences. We must all seek first to understand, then be understood. Get to know your neighbors before you say you don’t like them. Give others a chance before you prejudge them. Why can’t we all just get along without the senseless violence and killing? We treat each other worse than animals. Yes, we are all different and we should accept each others difference and respect them. When will we learn that life is too short for all this foolishness? What will it take?
I feel your passion about this Carol. Fear and Ego must be released before change can truly occur. Love, compassion, trust, forgiveness are truly required for change to occur.
Change will come but, will we live to see it!?
I sure hope so.