STRANG(ER) FRUIT

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Strange fruit now covering the streets

Juice bleeding black, dropping at my feet

Black bodies dropping with each new day

Quickly becoming the amerikkkan way

Blatant bleaching of the stars & stripes

Profiles to fit all stereotypes

Cries for justice fall on deaf ears

We be the victims of their fears

Here is the fruit to swallow whole

To satisfy desire, to consume souls

To taste sweet malice, to savor spite

Here is a strange & bitter delight

Randi Gloss

inspired by Strange Fruit, 1939

photo: Lawrence Beitler, 1930

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5 comments

  1. swo8 · March 4, 2016

    Kelley, this his heart breaking and of course there’s Billie Holiday’s rendition.
    Leslie

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  2. hitandrun1964 · March 4, 2016

    Horrifying

    Like

  3. tunisiajolyn84 · March 9, 2016

    It’s crazy how much things changed and how much things have stayed the same. I read some newspaper archives from I believe the late 1800s and there were commentary pieces about the same issues we have now. I wish this poem was unnecessary and that song was too. Both amazing pieces of work riddle with very unfortunate truths.

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  4. shunpwrites · March 22, 2016

    Sobering.

    Liked by 1 person

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