Thursday, July 30, 2020

Tribute

I told myself 
I wouldn’t do this
But to good trouble 
Even in disability 
I’ve had privilege 
To have family 
But more than that
A brain and words
To articulate a pain
I’d prayed
My privilege 
Would allow me
To escape 
The injustice
And assumptions 
By uneducated 
Or misinformed humanity
Looks deceive
And for too long
I let ignorance slide
I promised I wouldn’t 
Make myself educate 
But where one
Profits or gains
Off the backs
Of others
My wants
Are eclipsed
By the needs
Of fellow brethren
I am not saintly 
I still owe forgiveness 
To myself 
For internalizing 
Comments said 
To me
But in reality
Not meant for me
Jesus cleanse me
And show me
What necessary trouble 
Looks like
John Lewis 
To continuing
The fight
To leave
America 
Better
Than I 
Found it

50 comments:

  1. I'm glad you spoke out Regine. There are plenty of misinformed, uneducated people who really just don't get it. And we certainly need more people like John Lewis who has now received his eternal reward.

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  2. Well said, Regine and I'm glad you said it. I was inspired by John Lewis and the service today. I wish all could have opened their hearts to see it and to translate to ALL people who find challenges in this world.

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  3. We should all aspire to follow John Lewis' lead and leave this world a little better than we found it.

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  4. Palavras intensas... a merecer uma leitura atenta!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

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  5. Very thoghtful words Regine, glad you poured out what you feel and it's a shame that not many people understand this.

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  6. A hero, who fought for all mankind. Well spoken Regine
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Well written. Believe that you have and you will :-)

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  8. Oh this is so, so beautiful...and I'm sending you the biggest hugs ever!
    You are a great person, and anyone who judges you otherwise is only showing their own ignorance...
    Stay positive, my friend...you are in my prayers 🙏🙏

    Have a happy weekend!😊😊

    Hugs xxx

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  9. Absolutely right that you "have had privilege To have family"....

    Have a wonderful day

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  10. Interesting reflections...Have a good day, my friend...
    Hugs, Carmela

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  11. Thank you for sharing from your heart. You are a blessing to us. (((hugs)))

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  12. Bonita reflexión, agradezco que la compartas. Te deseo un bonito fin de semana junto a tu familia. Besos!

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  13. It's learning more and making us better!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  14. This is beautiful and so inspiring!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  15. What an awesome tribute!
    Love it!

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  16. What a great tribute. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Wonderful words! You’ve honored a great man!

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  18. Wow, so well said. And what touching tribute to a most honorable, important and humble of men.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  19. La verdad no entiendo nada ..pedí el Español y no me lo ponen ...gracias por tu visita ...saludos

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  20. I hope things are improving for you.

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  21. Un pensamiento profundo 👍besinos

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  22. It's important to speak out for good. Love your words, Regine! :)

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  23. Hi, Rue! ^^

    First of all, thanks for commenting on my blog! :) I follow you! ^^
    Pretty words :)
    Kisses! ^^

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  24. Very powerful and emotive
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  25. I think we all are waking up, some quicker, some slower and lagging behind and some who speed ahead passing all others in their comprehension of what's real (equality) what isn't, and what should be left to history and truly only our God ... voice of God... Holy Spirit can really lead us back to what we lost so long ago . I love your words. You are a wise woman and a pleasure to read and beautiful words for John Lewis who woke up and spoke up.

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  26. Please know how much your willingness to speak out is appreciated. It provides support and an example for others, and even if the person you're talking to never "gets it" your example shines.

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  27. Me he dado cuenta de que aun no seguía tu blog!
    Ahora te sigo!
    bsss

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  28. So so powerful hun!


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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