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THEME: Defacing and Toppling American Statues & Monuments
VISUAL POETIC REFLECTION: "American Chronicles"
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COMPLETE TEXT: HISTORY FORSAKEN ©2020
The mob has spoken…
The destruction’s begun –
Through violence and anarchy;
persuasion by gun.
No due process;
No cross examination –
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
All the heritage of our nation.
blind to all they have taken –
from the bonds they have forsaken.
Savagery and rage replacing reverent admiration,
forgotten deference toward the stature that they’ve earned –
Commemoration of courageous acts and contributions,
contemptuously toppled to their destruction;
beaten, broken, graffitied and burned.
“They were hopelessly flawed!
Just look what they’ve done!”
Casting stones at past sins,
as if they had none.
Do you think you are better
than Washington, Madison,
Lincoln and King?
it only shows you have learned –
not a thing.
Despite their human weaknesses that all mere mortals share,
they strove to be remembered for the things that they created –
Instead of senselessly demolishing an entire history,
just to feel better about the things that they hated.