01 July 2015

Burning Churches

Officials said they hadn’t determined the cause of the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, S.C.

By LINDSAY ELLIS, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, July 1, 2015 1:44 p.m. 


Churches are burning in the USA—
Seven Black Churches burned as of today!
These are Medieval tactics of terror
we’re reduced to.  Whites, People of Color—
are all threatened by white supremacists
acting as if God gave them some great twists
we don’t have.  Extra thumbs?  Hatred of peace?  
Neediness and greed?  Do they think these
cowardly fires will empower their lives?
Earn them better pay, more respect, high fives?
God has given and taken greater ill
than you can conjure in your evil thrill
and wills us to hold firm in our resolve
and win so humanity can evolve.



Copyright © 2015  S.L.Chast



2 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"hold firm in our resolve....so humanity can evolve." We need to evolve, and fast. This reminds me of a cool bumper sticker I saw once that said: Evolve, Dammit! I am hoping that this resurgence of antiquated hateful thinking is the last death rattle of white supremacy and that they are afraid because they feel the transformation of consciousness taking place and it terrifies them for their own survival. We live in hope. Because we cant live without it.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"...humanity can [and must] evolve." If we don't, soon there will be nothing.