Do You Know?

Martin Luther King Jr #quote
This poem goes out to #JudgeJosephJohnston; it was inspired by your ruling.  Please #FreeJustina

Do you know ?

Do you know how many times I’ve been verbally abused?
Do you know the names I’ve been called?
Do you know how many times I’ve been called the black bitch?
Do you know how many times I’ve been told to fly back to Africa?
Do you know how many times I’ve been referred to as “it”?
Do you know how many times I’ve been invisible?

AND

Do you know how many times I’ve still cared for those patients?
Do you know how many complaints I’ve never had?

Do you really know?

Do You Know

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

2 thoughts on “Do You Know?”

  1. I do know how many times, you have told me, and for this I know it is true. I feel more sorry for the people that have discredited and painted you in a supposed lack luster that should not even apply. Their hearts are colored rot for they will not ever be complete.

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    1. Claude, you are sweet. Those people will never be complete but very successful! As a matter of fact, they are today’s and tomorrow’s heroes. Funny….I was once bothered by such thoughts. Now I smile and observe. Let them have the world. I am content in mine.

      How are you?

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