I Can’t Breathe

I can't breathe
You suffocate me
You cross the line
Eight times more
I beg you to let me go
I, an unarmed man.

I cannot defy
The power
Of the badge
Hell-bent on persecuting 
What is your excuse?

#  Shadorma 


I am a minority
You talk with your mortar mouth 
Your cold eyes search and question-
Human protocol....



74 thoughts on “I Can’t Breathe

  1. This is so well written…love it! Even I have a blog( myjumbledmumbl es.wordpress.com) where I post poetry. Would love it if u could check it out and send in your feedback. 😊

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      1. Ha. πŸ’› I think I completely get what you are saying here Yassy… that used to give me *immense* fear of publishing btw. Immense. Still, I live to breathe another day. (And continue to pray. ;))

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      2. I am happy you can relate , Lia. And I am immensely happy you to hear you speak your mind.
        I guess we just have to stop living the cliches of hope and fear and maybe strengthen each other up any which way we can.
        Anyways, whatever it is , I think you are very brave and that gives me courage to fight my battles. Thanks girl πŸ€—


      1. Good to know all is well with you.
        Now, this is exciting news, you putting together all your wonderful work in a poetry book. Way to go girl. Best to you. Get going πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, Brad. Will change really come, Brad? I am a nobody so I doubt whatever I will say will make any difference but no matter what we need to say it.
      Thank you for the heads up πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘

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      1. Yessss .. right as ever. Pain and poetry .. that is the stuff poets are made of. We will right , eh ?? πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’•


  2. Extremely poignant. A direct confrontation and a rather wonderful one. Everything works so nicely and so powerfully. Your mortar mouth…what a wonderful metaphor. I can relate so much to your poetry, so thank you for that. Just wonderfully composed. Peace and greetings πŸ’›

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  3. So heart rending to imagine the suffering and fear you’ve expressed with such deep emotion. Hardened hearts of mortar. Hatred is learned and that is the root that’s twists the flowers. But I see a younger generation rejecting the old ideals. ❀️

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    1. Thank you , Holly.
      It’s a daily thing and I wonder whether it will ever go away. It all goes way back so it’s deeply ingrained in people . It’s actually the intellectual class who show traits of this discriminatory behaviour. And yes, there is hope yet because the younger generation think otherwise.

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