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The message I would put here is in the actual document because it needs to be read!! Please comment what you think!

This piece has actually received a lot of support and it makes me feel like I might've wrote something meaningful and that my writing is not a waste of time. Please comment !

I can't breathe - Trigger Warning for anyone troubled by recent events

June 4, 2020

FREE WRITING

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The following piece contains references to recent events with the infringement and discrimination of rights and freedoms in America. It is a reflection of something worldwide. Note - I am not black and this is not written from that perspective.


https://youtu.be/cEl0A8YaS2Q 
^^ Please listen to it - I think it is more powerful spoken.


Note to readers/viewers: This is not a hate speech against all police because I acknowledge that they have a role in society and many police do not do horrible things like have happened in recent times. However, the system is completely flawed and needs massive changes in the hope of creating equality. This is aimed to educate and to make people think, realise the importance of equality and how far we are from it. This is not just something that happens in the US but rather all over the world there are racist attitudes and ideals being spread. I am not black but I know it is so important that we all fight for their rights because they are people and deserve their human rights. This extends to Aboriginal people in Australia, and communities all over the world. The justice system is flawed and we have to create change. 


I can't breathe - Slam poem


I can’t breathe
These 3 words will go down in history, 
As the legacy of a man whose life
Was cut too short.
TOO SHORT

Name: George Floyd
Age: 46
Ethnicity: African American
Crime: suspected of forgery
Proof: nothing
Cause of death: officer kneeled on his neck 
How long: 8 minutes 46 seconds.

Name: Ahmaud Arbery
Age: 25
Ethnicity: African American
Crime: Burglary Suspect
Proof: Nothing
Cause of Death: Officers fatally shot 3 times

Name: Breonna Taylor
Age: 26
Ethnicity: African American
Crime: Suspected of having drugs 
Proof: Nothing 
Cause of Death: officers shot 8 times

3 innocent people killed in two months, 
All suspected of crimes, 
Killed by officers without proof.
This is 2020, but still such prejudiced times.

Why is it still like this?

It makes me sick to think, 
That people rather than looking would blink,
Ignore scroll past, 
To make it disappear fast.

It makes me sick to know
That black children will grow,
Up in fear and hide
Away from everyone in the hope to stay alive. 

3 innocent people, One thing in common 
Ethnicity 
If this isn’t proof that racism is real,
Then you need to open up your heart so you can feel.

Because these people deserved to have a life,
These people all deserve to be safe. 

I can’t breathe -
If I had said these words I would have been rushed to hospital 
Taken into the finest of care
And treated like I was the only person there.

People were fatally injured in the protests
But they refused to call ambulances
Friends frantically driving them to hospitals,
So many lives could have been saved.

Black Lives Matter.
Scream it till you honestly believe it
BLACK LIVES MATTER!!

12 
George Floyd said I can’t breathe 12 times and
If I can’t breathe isn’t a sign to say stop 
Then I don’t know what is.

And yes blue lives matter too,
But blue is a uniform that can be taken off,
Black is a part of each and every person who can identify with it. 
Black lives are not a uniform to take off. 

And I can’t ONLY blame the officer who kneeled on his neck, 
But rather all the officers who stood and watched as an act of indifference,
All the officers who defended his immoral act, 
And all those who watch and do nothing.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, 
you have chosen the side of the oppressor. 
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse 
and you say that you are neutral, 
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
Desmond Tutu 

The diversity of the human race 
should be celebrated, Celebrated with love and peace.
Show them the kindness that exists within you. 
Because we are like gardens of flowers, they are people too. 

Black is a colour, Like blue and white. 
And it's time we give them a chance to win the fight. 
There will never be a reason for you to discriminate,
So stop, think. The world doesn’t need more hate.

BLACK LIVES MATTER!! 
They matter as much as every other colour, 
They matter as much as every other person, 
They matter because they are just as human. 

Speak up and Spread the word because 
Every Voice matters
Every Life matters
And it will take Everyone to create change!

I leave you with three words, 
3 words that mean stop, 
Stop this hate and injustice because 
I can’t breathe.
 









 

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15 Comments
  • MazeRunnerGirl

    This is really special and strong <3


    6 months ago
  • Ahsan Nizaam

    This is what I will call a beauty. The truth, the beautiful truth. I didn’t know what happened, till now. And somehow feel guilty. But this piece got my blood boiling. Cruelty is a choice and he made it willingly. For what? Self-importance. A sense of pride. It isn’t race, religion or caste the matter here. It is the human nature. Human nature to show power which some choose to over indulge in. All of this will end one day. But I sincerely fear it will be on the day that marks the end of the world


    6 months ago
  • WinterBerry

    This is so powerful, agreeing with many others, thank you so much for writing this piece!


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    This. This right here is everything. Thank you for writing this.


    6 months ago
  • a_myriad_of_stars_07

    Amazing!!!!!!!!


    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Awesome awesome awesome piece! Thank you for writing this. Black lives matter. All lives matter.


    6 months ago
  • batman_is_a_cracker

    WOW! This is great!


    6 months ago
  • Currently Unavailable

    So I am approximately halfway through my Cedric + Hermione series. I am so happy that so many people have enjoyed this series. Thank you so much! Also, I have two new series that I have recently started writing. “Eight People To Go” and “The Academy of Minds.” Be sure to check them out! Thank you for being such a wonderful follower! ;)


    6 months ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    I cried listening to you say this- you did a good job. Thank you.


    6 months ago
  • Currently Unavailable

    I watched the video where George Floyd was murdered. T-T How can anyone do such a sick, twisted thing? He was literally begging for his life...


    6 months ago
  • Deleted User

    this piece is amazing!


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    oh HECK. TO. THE. YEAH.


    6 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    This is so powerful and true, thank you for writing this


    6 months ago
  • Anha

    thank you for the extensive and thoughtful trigger warning at the beginning of your piece. i hope people who wish to express themselves as you do follow your lead.


    6 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Well done - this is really well written. And thank you too for including the trigger warning! I’m really glad that that’s catching on :)


    6 months ago