Now is the Time

Now is the Time

One more
blue-black bruise
on society
One too many
The beast has been
Voices heard
Strength in numbers
taking to the streets
Waking the silent
Unmasking the blind
A united voice
heard by deaf ears
Heads previously
buried in the sand
A time of change
Power in the hands
of the peaceful oppressed
The dark days
are numbered
One man’s breath
choked from his body
Yet his words 
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
will live in infamy
and be carried
on wings of soaring birds 
His voice stolen
but we speak
for him, for all
Now is the time
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

  23 comments for “Now is the Time

  1. June 26, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    It’s certain true they will ring for the rest of our lives! Well written! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Thanks Lisa. I’m longing for the change. It’s as if we have gone backwards in just a few years 😕

  2. June 24, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Quite intense but very well written

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Yes Jude….the situation is very intense here. Finally the people are speaking out

      • June 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        I follow very attentively because I’ve experienced it while on my travels.

      • Christine Bolton
        June 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm

        I hope your experiences were happy ones Jude. Some people can be very ugly.

      • June 25, 2020 at 12:48 am

        Overall yes, I’m talking about my experience with racial discrimination, I shrugged it off tho because I was visiting and couldn’t let that ruin a rare trip overseas, I do feel for those who have to go through that their whole lives tho

      • Christine Bolton
        June 25, 2020 at 12:59 pm

        Yes Jude it is unacceptable and I can only imagine how hard it is. Good news us that there is a movement here like I have not seen before. There is hope that we can vote out our cruel, racist president later this year 🤞😌

  3. June 23, 2020 at 11:34 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you my friend ☺️❤️

  4. June 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    An astounding exhibition of emotions! Thanks for sharing Christine, it’s always a delight to go through your words. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you so much Sidharth ☺️ I hope you are well 🙂👍

      • June 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        I’m doing great thank you. Hope everything is awesome at your end! 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        June 24, 2020 at 4:34 pm

        It is! ☺️ thank you

  5. June 23, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Very powerful poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje 🙂

      • June 24, 2020 at 1:10 am

        My pleasure

  6. June 23, 2020 at 11:39 am


    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      I really appreciate it. We must all keep fighting for this change. I feel like something amazing is happening all over the world, finally 🙏✊✊🏽✊🏿❤️ ☮️

  7. June 23, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Fantastic poem! So Beautifully stated,

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Regina 🥰

  8. June 23, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Well said, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Sue 🥰

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