And Still, They Die

And Still, They Die

A Poem by MomzillaNC


Their voices were not heard in peaceful protests

They marched with banners and song
When they cried “black lives matter”
they were blamed as radical and thugs. 


and still, they die…


When they use their celebrity
and try, try to speak for justice, 
they are roundly told to shut up
Shut up and just entertain us. 


and still, they die…


When they wear a graphic tee
repeating the plea, “I can’t breathe,”
they’re commanded imperiously
to wear their uniform and just play ball.


and still, they die…


When they kneel in supplication
during the national anthem,
pleading for equal justice,
they’re condemned and lose their careers. 


And still, they die…
And still, they die…
And still, they die…






© 2020 MomzillaNC


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Your poem does the best job of anything I've read, expressing the utter frustration I feel as I watch all the conservative rednecks in my area slam the protestors, regurgitating the autocrat's vitriol like minions. I've been at a loss as to how to respond to these people, but you hit on the main thing . . . THEY DID TRY PEACEFUL MEANS & GOT DISMISSED OR DUMPED ON! That is the crux of the matter which none of the minions can acknowledge becuz, of course, their lord & master does not acknowledge it & they copy everything he says & does. I'm so f*****g sick of this s**t show, I can't even begin to write about it. That's why I appreciate you tackling it with so much truth, wisdom, & compassion (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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MomzillaNC

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I feel much the same as you. And, it just never ends.



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I agree with and sympathize with your words. Though I must say that I saw a video of people celebrating the death of a trump supporter who was picked out and assassinated which isn't good.

I also don't think that people infiltrating the BLM movement with the soul purpose of destroying local businesses is productive. I see a bad moon rising. Good poem.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

"We got one." Bang Bang. Hmm? As I understand it, the caravan had already left. I must be mistaken. .. read more
MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

No. The caravan had not left. He was part of a group from the caravan that left the agreed upon rout.. read more
MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

But, the caravan did leave after he was shot. The police found him lying on the ground with a chest .. read more
I know, I know. I'm so disgusted with mankind. We really don't have sense enough to come in from the rain. Hopefully, those of us who practice love instead of hate will keep God or space aliens from exterminating everyone. There was a lot I didn't like about the military, but it was the most fair, colorblind society I've ever been part of.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

Y'know, what you say about the military was my experience as a navy-brat. We lived in diverse neighb.. read more
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I really like very easy flow of your thoughts in this poem. Even you are reflecting on last unrest at streets. It's very moving cause everyone can understand what you want to try to say.
Yes they still die and mostly at senseless deaths . It's like repeating of same story every week. Only names are different. I am really worried it will soon to civil war. Everything seems to sensitive and agrressive . Thank you for great reflection at times we are living in it .

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

Most who say that are lying if they say they voted for the economy. Trump's economy didn't help the .. read more
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2 Weeks Ago

Yes I understand he get lot of support from lobbistic groups. Also his immigration zero policy was w.. read more
MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

Right 👍🏻
Your poem does the best job of anything I've read, expressing the utter frustration I feel as I watch all the conservative rednecks in my area slam the protestors, regurgitating the autocrat's vitriol like minions. I've been at a loss as to how to respond to these people, but you hit on the main thing . . . THEY DID TRY PEACEFUL MEANS & GOT DISMISSED OR DUMPED ON! That is the crux of the matter which none of the minions can acknowledge becuz, of course, their lord & master does not acknowledge it & they copy everything he says & does. I'm so f*****g sick of this s**t show, I can't even begin to write about it. That's why I appreciate you tackling it with so much truth, wisdom, & compassion (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I feel much the same as you. And, it just never ends.
and still they'll cry dear Mom! they are not stopping they still gather and fight, protest and demand for their rights and it makes me so damn proud my dear dear hearted Denise we won't quit either now will we:)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

I hope we won't quit, Robert. It's time and past time we put our securely empowered lily-whiteness o.. read more

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