charlotte-riots

A Proportionate Response?

 

I have been arrested by cops because cops have seen something bad in me.

I didn’t cry although I was almost innocent.

I would certainly not cry if you were caught.

I am not you.

I am not even black.

It is wrong for me to share black injustice when

I am a white sympathizer with your arrest.

I am not you

And you are not me.

I have not earned the right to be in a protest line.

My job is to look for justice in a confusion of accusations.

It is more likely that the cop is innocent than the thug.

And if you burn down my non-existent store I should shoot you.

And if you beat up an innocent bystander I should step on your face.

If you think the world is unfair to you perhaps you are unfair to the world.

Revolution is a failure to fit in with the beauty of the world as it is.

A total of two thousand five hundred blacks hung in all the south.

Six million Jews burned in Germany.

Where is the proportion the protestors fail to show in Charlotte?

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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