‘I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…

…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.’



When you’ve lived flinching the scrape of prejudice, 

When you’ve fought every day for your Imago Dei, 

Convincing the world of your right to breath,

While shoved in a category catalogued by your skin, 

When the injustice system stands on your neck

And you finally explode in anguished rage 

Venting vengeance, despaired of change. 

This is what pain looks like. 

When you’ve lived life feeling the scrape of prejudice 

When your house getsbombedwith your young family inside

And then you stand outside and preach nonviolence

To the crowds venting vengeance, despaired of change

When your…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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