In Remembrance: A Michael Brown Sonnet

By Sacks Roamer


Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!

Next Sunday, August 9, 2015 will mark the one year anniversary since Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown. Even though no charges were brought against Wilson, and Dorian Johnson’s story about “Hands up, don’t shoot!” has been thoroughly debunked, questions persist. Last year, Penelope Dreadful’s BFF, Squeeky Fromm, wrote a sonnet reflecting upon those questions. She has kindly given us permission to reprint it here:

Was Ever Giant Gentle As A Lamb???
A Sonnet by Squeeky Fromm

Was ever Giant gentle as a lamb,
Content to smoke the beanstalk in his blunt?
Or would a Giant hard a car door slam,
And fearless and unarm’d a Knight confront?

Would ever Giant meekly, mildly cow’r,
And raise his hands serenely to the sky?
Or would a Giant summon up his pow’r,
And charge headlong with fire in his eye?

For aye, these questions often will be asked
In Courts of Law and by the talking head.
And nightly on each channel be broadcast
Until some other story takes its stead.

The injured Knight will have his chance to talk.
Meanwhile, the Giant lies outlined in chalk.

Sacks Roamer
The Unknown Blogger

FootNote. The Image is from the 1933 classic film, King Kong.  Like with Michael Brown, his size tended to intimidate people.

About Penelope Dreadful

An attorney, with a rye sense of humor.
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