I want to extend my gratitude to Zimmerman for snuffing out the life of the wrong child. In shooting to kill, your bullet inadvertently traveled through Trayvon's heart and lodged into ours. So now we are choking on our own blood. Our temperature is rising as we work feverishly to save our own lives and the lives of all our children.
Even as my heart is bleeding
I'm hastily forgiving
Zimmerman, Judas and the Taliban.
I'm deliberately conserving
my energy for the work at hand
Friends, Neighbors, Humans and Countrymen, there is an urgent need to channel this agitation of YourSpirit into something greater than the tragedy at hand. As the verdict reverberates through our collective psyche, tugging and pulling, heightening our awareness of our shared humanity.... .....Shattering our reverie...where do we go from here....
As for me and my house.
I'm thanking Zimmerman
for waking me up this morning,
turning me around
and setting my feet even more firmly on solid ground.
For rescuing me from the sleepy stupor of complacency.
Together with our children, I will deliberately reconstruct
The circumstance of history that led to these heinous deeds
Nourish and nurture, mentor and instruct, guide and direct
As we perform the prerequisite assessment of needs
People it's Time to Collaborate to Fix the Disconnect
Our girls and our boys were not born to die like flies
You must understand that they were born to rise
no matter their hue
give them their due
respect and dignity
This was no sheriff or his deputy
that you swear you shot in self defense
but a child walkin and talkin
tryin to make his way home.
What do Trayvon Martin, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Jesus have in common? They died so humanity can live and live more abundantly
Zimmer you offer us a glimmer of greater things that are yet to come. We are now re configuring and re calibrating the true meaning of a humanizing pedagogy. With renewed vigor and rigor drawn from the blood of the Malalas and Trayvons, we're going to mentor the Hell out of the lives of our girls and boys. With laser like precision we'll do what we can to rescue our children from a hellish reality, born out of the misperception that they are not worthy.