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Please, Define Great…Again

Thoughts and prayers across the nation

Rising rate of mortality

Depression and anxiety

Plaguing every generation

Paralyzing trepidation

Storms of protests when tensions rise

Provoked by racism and lies

Families told no one’s to blame

“I Can’t Breathe”, “Black Lives”, “Say Her Name”

Hashtags to memorialize

©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Inspired by:

Décima Poetry Challenge – FRIGHT (synonym TREPIDATION

Word of the Day/WOTD Challenge – STORM


You know, writing about myself has always been a challenge. It's not that I'm unsure of who I am but rather I like people to discover me on their own. I will tell you this much - I'M REAL! I guess that's all you need to know for a first approach; stick around and you'll understand the power behind that statement. What I do is another story! I embrace life hoping to live my purpose as a mother, daughter, sister, confidante and friend; I laugh, cry, and support; I admire, like and love; I listen, read and write. Most importantly, I have faith and thank God for all of me. My intent is to inspire others using my gifts and "Don't Forget the Half" reminds me to cast nothing aside. Want to know more? Discover along with me as I live my life out loud.

5 thoughts on “Please, Define Great…Again

  1. The thing I find very strange during the election is the lack of attention given to protests. I’m sure there’s been a decrease from what it was during the spring but, still. All they want to report on is if there has been either property damage or another death. Frustrating.

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    1. It is crazy but unfortunately no longer strange that the US ignores vital issues affecting people of color and instead tries to criminalize them for demanding their basic human rights. Apparently this country values property more than the lives of “minorities.” Magnifying the damage, which often was not caused by legitimate protestors, is just another way to attempt to control how certain groups can respond to injustices.


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