Warrior Dust© by Anna Greene Dell’Era

And we can’t ever get tired

or show back ache

Through love, we just keep on giving

Though evil keeps showing us hate

I wonder if Jesus is tired

of the slaughtered and terrorized black lifeless bodies

their spirits lifting to heaven

as Angels gather round God’s throne

Earthly echoes of Mother’s and Father’s moans

grieving from the liters of black blood on sidewalks splattered

they surely hear the cacophony of Earth voices

screaming out

Black Lives Matter.

God, Will you please send someone to sound the trombone?

Will you send us another saviour

to direct our way home?

I’m all of 64

and have absorbed words of Langston Hughes

I can even touch a few souls with my rendition of the blues

I have encompassed the spirt of Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks,

Stared racist demons in the face until I’m left in the dark.

Iconic it would be, the name of John Lewis, substituted on the Edmond Pettus bridge

and Sojourner Truth on the 20

Anxious instead, that CNN reports still another black man killed.

I miss you Martin, Malcolm and Maya

Your existence took us all a little higher.

Yet we are not tired

We’ve come from way back yonder

Sweet victory is coming

V.P. to Biden, Kamala.

We can’t ever show we are tired

though our backs remember the whiplash,

humiliation, discrimination, provocation, disrespect,

sacrifice, mental anguish and suffering, profiling, subjugation, kiss ass.


we often, kneel and lay our burdens down,

our warrior shields rest, not rust

For when the alarm sounds

We jolt upright,


Swipe off the dust.

Love and God’s dominion

protect us from the sour

Holy Spirit embraces.

We have unending power.

U.S. You’re overdue.

About whenquiet

A child of God, opinionated, survivor, eloquent, elegant, exquisite bohemian, and humble, loving life and shining light to those who are in the shadow.
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