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Thu Jun 18, 2015, 01:52 PM

In Defiance of Hate

by anonymous, 1987, after the Forsyth County, Ga. Civil Rights marches. I was there.

"My Skin"

My skin, my skin it burns... you

your eyes
your mind
your heart

You rant
You rage
You hate...

me

But my skin, my skin it burns

with life
with joy
with pride

I live
I learn
I love...

me


Your hate will never define me

Your violence will never confine me

I am
I will
I shall be...

...all that is inside me

You are broken

but...

you won't break me
















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brer cat Jun 2015 #1
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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 02:08 PM

1. Thank you for posting, Solly Mack.

K&R

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 02:11 PM

2. You're welcome, brer cat

It was written on a piece of paper with a map on one side, directions to Forsyth County from Atlanta. I found it on my walk back to the parking lot after the march. I kept it all these years.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:58 PM

3. This is beautiful. This is the spirit that the families of

the victims spoke in today. I was in awe of their defiance to let his actions allow hate in their hearts. Strong, amazing people. Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to prayin4rain (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:59 PM

4. You're welcome!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:05 PM

6. .

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:02 PM

5. Nice

Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:06 PM

7. I'm glad I kept it from all those years ago.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:09 PM

8. Defy the machine

 

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