Darnella Frazier – A Quadrille

Darnella Frazier

Because you bothered
There is a record
The indisputable proof
of what actually occurred
Your fearlessness
and tenacity
in the face of adversity
will be remembered
Without your actions
this nation would never
have known the truth about
George Floyd’s death


We thank you


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

De Jackson (aka Whinsy Gizmo) is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and has prompted us with the word "Bother"
Today, here in the US, the jury will now decide on
the fate of Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd
before our eyes in May of 2020.  The very brave
Darnella Frazier, who was only 17 at the time, took a video
of the events so we were all able to see what happened.
Thank you Darnella.  You are very brave.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.

  34 comments for “Darnella Frazier – A Quadrille

  1. April 22, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you ☺️

  2. April 22, 2021 at 9:50 am

    So nice

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks ☺️

  3. April 20, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Yes!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Yes! Justice prevailed ☺️

  4. April 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    It’s a great thing to be able to know what happened… I hope there will be justice.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Yes and it has just been served. He was guilty on all three counts ☺️👍

  5. De Jackson
    April 20, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    We should always “bother” to watch out for each other.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Absolutely De. Always ☺️💕

  6. April 20, 2021 at 11:16 am

    We thank her ~~~ and you for this deeply moving quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you Helen. I needed to acknowledge her ☺️

  7. April 20, 2021 at 7:42 am

    And I’m so glad that you bothered writing this poem, Christine.

    <3
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 10:22 am

      Thanks David. Her actions shone a light what is wrong with some of our police force and was a turning point, for the better. She should be applauded.

  8. April 20, 2021 at 5:18 am

    What she did is remarkable… Worth the shout out Christine…

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Yes it was for sure. Thank you Kenyanito ☺️🌺

  9. April 20, 2021 at 4:58 am

    Great first line and Quadrille in homage of name we should never forget.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 7:20 am

      Thank you. Sometimes we should all be a bit more bothered like Darnella ☺️

  10. April 20, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Very brave and very well said, Christine. What an awful thing to have to bear witness to, but bear witness we must, whenever and wherever we see injustice.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 7:23 am

      Thank you Ingrid. Thank goodness for iPhone cameras.

  11. April 20, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I praise her courage and I praise you for highlighting it, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 7:24 am

      Thanks Lisa. I pray for justice now. 🙏

      • April 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm

        Amen.

  12. April 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Excellent, Christine. Thank you, Darnella. Bravery and courage in action. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2021 at 7:25 am

      Let’s all hope that justice will prevail here. Thank you Jeff ☺️🌺

  13. sanaarizvi
    April 19, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    This is such a wonderfully potent write, Christine! Salute to Darnella Frazier for showing so much courage 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. For such a young person she had such an awareness of the gravity of the situation. ☺️💕

  14. April 19, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Great tribute.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Maria ☺️

  15. April 19, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Indeed, she is the hero.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      Yes! Thanks Sadje ☺️

      • April 20, 2021 at 12:03 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  16. April 19, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you. We salute you for your courage!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      Yes! She was determined to see that through and we are grateful to her 🥰

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