All Black Lives Matter (Senryu Quintuplet)

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Jul 8, 2016


All black lives matter,
but you'd never figure that
if you watched the news.

All black lives matter,
though you might not notice their
vilification.

All black lives matter
and it's time to take a stand
against injustice.

All black lives matter.
Though voices might be silenced,
you must raise your own.

All black lives matter.
It's the year 2016...
stop being racist.

IdTakeABulletForYou

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  • 3 years ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    This piece captures history, which I suppose will be the case for a while considering all the modern events that are sure to be in the history books 5 to 10 years from now. There is a sense of urgency here that the piece last week about the EU did not have; and honestly, I appreciate the way this does touch on that. I also appreciate the way that the repetition here stresses the author's opinion as well as the tragedy of so many communities throughout the United States in the past few years. Formatted pieces often limit a person's accuracy and voice, but I feel like this author did a fantastic job making the style and form fit his intentions instead of conforming to the limitations of the box.

  • 3 years ago

    by Vicente

    Between this topic and the Orlando shooting I believe that we, as humans, have reached a point that we will either forcible come together to better things... or tear each other apart because we can't accept one another's differences. The media always does a wash over of the news articles to fit their own bias, so it's hard to get much truth these days. It's disgraceful.

  • 3 years ago

    by ether

    Yes.

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    I'm really glad it has been.
    I hope so too x

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    Every live matters no matter what age, sex, sexuality or colour. I do believe that they have it tougher than us though because of the society we have created ourselves. It's such a sorry state of affairs.

    You did such a great job S. I'm sorry I'm out of votes but I hope this gets nominated and if it doesn't please remind me to do so.
    Em

    • 3 years ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      'Tis already nominated, but thank you very much for the kind words, and for being a great, open-minded friend. I hope the world changes.

      Much love,
      IdTakeABulletForYou