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The Crime

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, November 01, 2009

Credit: reckless Tortuga
elevator

A self-explanatory poem, trying to get a message across

I stand in the elevator
then he comes in
black skin
tall
strong
I clutch my purse
hold it tight
willing to fight
he looks at me
and sees my fist
he grabs my wrist and knocks me to the ground
steals my purse
and like a horse
he gallops out
I try to scream and shout
but I realize
he is standing next to me
mouth shut
hands at his side
I made it all up in my mind
why isn't racism a crime?


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2 comments on The Crime

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By TonyBerkman on November 01, 2009 at 05:10 pm

We can think whatever we want.  Thinking is never a crime.  It's the act that matters.   Each of us should take responsibility over our minds and our thinking, and catch ourselves when we have negative thoughts towards others.    Did she panic because he was black or was it because he was a large man,  looked threatening and they were alone in the elevator?

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By Lady D on December 01, 2009 at 10:11 am

Being aware of our judgements is a good thing. Thanks for the awareness

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