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Purple Mountains Majesty

“For purple mountains majesty”, why are you trying to destroy me? Does my skin really bring you that much fear, that you’d continue to take life that I hold dear?

“O, beautiful for spacious skies”, why do you keep telling my people lies? You cause stress and strife, claim you feared for your life, that baby had a future, but Black life has no price!

“For amber waves of grain”, your hatred of difference is totally insane! You hate me cuz we’re not the same? What makes us different? Yes, there are shades between us, but we have the same mind, same blood and bodily functions. Why do you set out to cause such destruction?

“My country tis Of thee”, this country isn’t me….when you separate me from my family! No care do you bear as you dare to compare a little inconvenience with a history of self defeated, spirits that you break….the lives that you take, never ever do you look back….soo many gone, I’m sure that you’ve lost track!

But does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, as you’re motivated to fill every grave?  For those whose skin looks just  like me, so much for a land of liberty!





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C.K. McGhee, is a socially conscious individual concerned with issues of racial and social injustice, currently plaguing people of color, specifically; those within the African American community. She is also an advocate for mental health awareness; interested in the de-stigmatization of mental illness. Her goal is to create an atmosphere where people who are battling mental illness, will find the courage to seek proper medical attention and support, so that they can live their best lives. Her catch phrase, "Here's to brighter days", ends each of her posts, signaling her optimism that there will in fact, be brighter days ahead for those shamed into silence by the stigma of mental illness.

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  1. Christy Miller

    January 15, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I love this. you talent and your petition mirrors mine. we should collaborate one day. Much success, peace and prosperity to you. Be blessed.

    • Purposely Awakened

      January 15, 2019 at 11:23 am

      I agree! The two of you most definitely should collaborate.

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