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A call for solidarity

Breathe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the events of the past weeks and the demonstrations all over the world to say NO TO RACISM, Fr. Mike wanted to share with us a small poem, that is a reminder to overcome the apparent divisions, because we are all brothers and sisters.

 

Breathe

 

Needless brutal death

of one named George Floyd

protesters marching

facing troops deployed

 

United together

crying out in pain

centuries of enslavement

leaving bloody stain

 

Sadness in hearts

tears drenching our land

scourge of racism

raising its ugly hand

 

Outrage is heard

prophetic voices raising

neither room for platitudes

not empty compromising

 

Dream of Jesus

loving one another

why have we forgotten

we are sister and brother

 

Created in God’s image

forever to be

divinely blessed

with inherent dignity

 

He can breathe now

freed from sorrow

calling forth justice

for peaceful tomorrow

 F. Mike Bassano, mm