Sonnet №72 — i must try

None of us can save the world alone. Yet, all of us must try.

Number 9 in my #BlackLivesMatter protest series.

Sonnet 72 — i must try

For too long, I found myself heartbroken

each time I heard another racist storm.

At every onslaught, I was more awoken;

today, I fight. This cannot be the norm.

Black men lynched; I am dead amongst the trees.

“Tis my life snuffed; cops shot Breonna dead.

That’s my son I see, crushed by blue line knees.

When hate prevails, all souls on Earth are bled.

I cannot stand and witness one more death.

There are tenets I must follow as a Jew.

Tikkun Olam, I’ll chant with my last breath.

Heal the world reads the command. This I do.

I cannot save the world, but I must try

to heal my minute corner ‘ere I die.

— -June 2020.

DStan58 is a teacher, a writer, a dad, a voice-over actor and poet. He's a melanoma survivor and a pulmonary embolism survivor. He's bringing sonnets back,

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