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Poem: Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Summary of Poem

"Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" is about the protests for George Floyd turning violent. The video of his last breath effects each one who watches.

Tears fall, regardless of skin color, but the destruction and lack of concern for others during a Covid-19 environment gives him no righteousness.

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"Ohio Protests Over George Floyd's Death Turn Destructive" by WLWT

"Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right"

Misguided thoughts
as one watches the video of his last breath
believing the color of one’s skin
stops tears from falling.

Violent protests for equality
displaying pain fueled with anger
hurting innocent people along the way
seeing destruction in the streets
turn into aggressive riots,
knowing two wrongs do not make a right,
plagues us with sadness.

Putting others in danger
in a Covid-19 environment,
destroying the livelihood
of hardworking people,
gives no righteousness for his soul.

"Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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