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TRAYVON MARTIN, 17 YEARS OLD, MURDERED


Trayvon Martin
[1995-2012]
just a kid,
a 17 year old kid,
loved by his family,
his friends.
And I haven’t been able to get my mind off of him,
I only today can write about my thoughts,
my heart breaks for
Trayvon
for his parents, his extended family,
his school,
his friends,
his friends he had yet to meet and know.
I ache for the potential he now will never reach,
the goals that were to be his,
the world of wonder
yet to explore.
I see his face in the faces and eyes
in the eyes of so many…
He is
D’Vante, Kamryn, Olivia
MY KIDS
YOUR KIDS
OUR KIDS
Children of the Universe.
They all wear hoodies
even in the summer,
WE all wear hoodies;
from the little ones
to the Elders
we have discovered
Hoodies.
those of us
with great fun,
wear them while walking
and
eating
SKITTLES
with a coke,
a bottle of TEA
with a cell phone in our pockets.
We have our
stroll on
our
swag.
We don’t answer to strangers,
we seldom speak,
we are goin’ where we plan to go,
and
at times when we feel someone is watching,
we may glance at them,
or
we may just tuck our hands in pockets, put our head down
and keep on keepin on.
Others may make us nervous,
suspicious,
or
there may just be those times
when we may tell people
what is on our mind
at the time
and
then run like hell.
After all teenagers aren’t known to have the greatest filters
(or sometimes their filter for danger is spot on)
and they percieve threat…
But other times yes, they make comments,
not always appropriate sames as their brains are yet completely developed.
Adults can do the same thing with their mouths,
and their fingers on the internet,
just take a look at facebook,
take a look through emails,
for examples.
BUT
NO ONE deserves to be shot
to be followed
harrarsed
for carrying a bag of skittles, a bottle of tea and a cell phone in their pocket
NO ONE
needs to be followed
engaged
as a result of the color of their skin
or the clothes they wear
or the “makes me feel uncomfortable”
or
the other lame excuses
that may be used.

This man, grown man
Zimmerman
calls police
to report a black man
was “looking suspicious”
and described him as
“just walking around, looking about”.
Zimmerman then PURSUED
this kid
AFTER BEING TOLD

“we don’t need you to do that”
by police.
Zimmerman was carrying a 9MM handgun.
This kid was carrying
Skittles, Tea, and a cell phone,
on his way home
wearing a hoodie.

ZIMMERMAN
outweighed this kid by over
100 pounds.

Keep in mind
ZIMMERMAN PURSUED
a kid.

And
ZIMMERMAN KILLED
A KID ON HIS WAY HOME
AS HE SCREAMED FOR HELP.

3 weeks and NO ARREST.
And
I have tried to contain my heartbreak, my outrage
and
my confusion.
I now know something is terribly wrong in addition to this tragedy
that is unfolding
as the social media, the press
and
Al Sharpton now joins others and takes to the media
takes to the streets where rallys are being held
signs are up
and voices are uniting.
We know that when
Al Sharpton gets going
people get fired up,
reactions and emotions
flare
and often the real issue
gets lost in the mix.
Emotions now are high,
tensions are building.
And
is anyone paying attention
to the fact
that Zimmerman is at home
with a 9MM
and
a history of violence
and
more calls to 911 than one can count in the past?
or
that he has just 3 weeks ago
taken from the world
a beautiful child?

People are taking to the streets,
People are more than outraged
and
tensions are running high
as
demands for justice for
Tray
and
the demand is
NOW.

WE are outraged.
Of course there has to be those who now come along who are just freaking insane and try to contend that this young child has a record buried somewhere,
and
they want to see or find it.
What does that have to do with anything?
Does it help to know
he was known for his lovely smile
and personality,
that he played football,
that he made
A’s and B’s on his grades?
I don’t think any of that matters now
since he is
DEAD
Who cares if he does?
At the time he was on his way home from a 7-11 and was unarmed,
albeit
skittles, tea, cellphone,
minding his own business
and
the person who pulled the trigger
can now be heard on a taped interview after confessing to the murder
using racial slurs
and
yes,
I heard the tape myself the first time around before it was enhanced
on CNN.
And yet a 200+ pound grown man, a murderer named
Zimmerman is sitting in his home
with a weapon?
And a free man.
He says that it was in self defense,
he also was told by police
to not pursue this person
that appeared to be a threat,
but pursue him he did.
Now tell me…
what part of
“we don’t need you to do that”
did he not understand?
Yet this grown man
followed a small 17 year old
and
then amid cries that are recorded of
“Help me”
a single gunshot was heard.
It was a grown man who made a choice to run down and fatally shoot… and kill as in
MURDER a youth.
sometimes pictures speak much louder than words.
Take a look for yourself.
Do you think that given these two pictures, a gun would have been necessary to defend against this small framed Trayvon when he was in fact trying to go to his home?
It would appear that Zimmerman who pursued him must have outweighed him by 100+ pounds
Even more striking is the eyes, the face, the lips.
Do you see the soul?
Happy vs. Mean spirits there?
Child vs. Beast
perhaps.
One alive and at home
One funeral arrangements pending,
a life now ended, a family now thrown into a nightmare and changed forever.
This is our child,
a child we should be mentoring,
encouraging,
loving
and
watching grow into a man
developing his brain/body/spirit
and
contributing to our world for a very long time.
His life ended for whatever reason
for whatever hatred, sense of powerfulness or pride by
Zimmerman.
And now we hear that the chief of police has stepped down from his role as he feels he is a
“distraction”to his department doing their work?
HE IS A DISTRACTION?
When did this become about him?
And what work exactly is it that they are doing there?
People are taking to the streets,
journalists are being idiots and inflaming the nation
with articles that are titled
“If you are white you never have to worry about hate, or you never have to worry about hoodies”.
What kind of nonsense is that?
Al Sharpton is involved now,
and
nothing good can come from that,
as
now it will inflame those who are against him, ultimately huring the very thing we seek.
Those who
will now turn this into
racial tensions that have existed before
and ramp up hatred
when many stand solid
and
are and have been color blind.
the days that
Martin Luther King and so many who walked the walk and talked the talk
and linked together singing
“we shall overcome”
and
stood together weeping
as brothers and sisters
and
Trayvon Martin
will be forgotten amidst
a new and violent
hatred is about to raise and rear its head.
NO ONE
SHOULD DIE AS A RESULT
OF WEARING A HOODIE
CARRYING SKITTLES, TEA AND A CELL PHONE
YES
I am sick, I am heart sick,
I angry.
and
I want justice.
Can there be justice for
Trayvon Martin
and
those who love him?
I don’t think so,
a beautiful child has died
and died a horrible death
needlessly and before his time.
I did not know him, but who knows,
at some point I might have had the opportunity to have met and known and even loved him.
Zimmerman took that from all of us.
Black, White, Red, Yellow
we are all connected
and
the moment that Zimmerman
made a choice to pursue and pull that trigger to take the life
of
that beautiful child
he took from all of us.
AND
at that precise moment
he should have been arrested
for
MURDER.
Shame on you
Bill Lee and your police department in Sanford Florida
and
it is time for you to step down
while allowing someone
to
STand UP for justice
and do what is right and just.
I want justice
to be served
and
served swiftly
for the murder
that was comitted.
JUSTICE
for the horrendous
person that
chose
to end the life
of a bright and beautiful child
that belonged to his parents, friends, his community
and
to ALL OF US.
I want that to happen now.
Is the chief standing down
because his is a racist
and it is now coming to full light?
And if so,
it’s past time.
RACISM
is not in vogue
and
it is past time for
us to
STOP THE HATE
STOP THE VIOLENCE.
WE HAVE TO DEVELOP THE
COLOR-BLINDNESS WE WERE BORN WITH
and
find the strength to move past and beyond
learned
“isms”.
Another description of the
police department there?
White hispanic?
What exactly is a “white hispanic” anyway?
That is a new one for me
and
I am old as dirt here.
But exactly how does it play out
and
why exactly do we need to know about that?
Self defense might work
if in fact Zimmerman
had to defend himself,
but fact is
he had nothing to defend.
Oh my heart is heavy
as
I grieve the loss of promise,
of
the hopes, dreams, potential
of a young man
TRAYVON MARTIN
who is about to get lost
in all that is about to become
about race and hatred
rather than the loss
that this young man’s life
and
all that his family is just beginning to adjust to.
We must attend to the violence
the hatred
and
the connection between the brothers and sisters that we all are on this earth
around the globe
and
in our
United States.
and
what do you want to bet…
Trayvon will be used by politicians
to further their agendas
and
not in a good way
as the skat continues
the slurs
and
the uglies
rage their heads.
Make no mistake
they will not be remembering the family
of
Trayvon
or his family,
nor seeking justice
They will not think when tucking their children in,
nor funding education for yours or mine,
they will not be trying to make it easier to access health care
for women, children and Elders
as they remember that
this young man may have been one
to find a cure to Cancer or MS
or
fly to places yet to be discovered.
And when it is all said and done,
it will be up to us to remember
we all have the right and responsiblity
to assure that colors are brilliant in rainbows,
in drawings and paintings
and we each are individuals
and all
bleed red.
Dance in the heavens Trayvon Martin
sweet baby boy,
I am so sorry your life had to end so abruptly
and that you were so frightened.
May the Creator hold you in loving arms
and
allow you to soar on the wings of the
mighty Eagle
as you watch over those who love you.
Our children
belong to all of US
and
they are supposed to feel safe
and
enjoy each moment
in our homes,
on the sidewalks
in the schools,
and coming back from the store
with skittles
and
tea
in or out of hoodies.
Walk in Beauty,
DRSES
keepin it real
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15 comments on “TRAYVON MARTIN, 17 YEARS OLD, MURDERED

  1. I am a Christian and do have the spirit of discernment. There are two sides to every story, you were not there, you just assume your side of the story. No one kills anyone just to kill them. Something, a discussion happened and they fought. There is no discriminaion here, Zimmerman is part Puertorican and Puertoricans are not discriminating. The man was working. Trayvon must have scared him off his witts when he shot him.

  2. http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/send emails to let the Gov of Florida know he needs to STAND UP and let Sanford PD know that justice needs to be served…

  3. GOV RICK SCOTTOffice of Governor Rick Scott State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 488-7146

  4. SANFORD PD815 West 13th Street Sanford, Fl 32771 Phone: 407.688.5070 Fax: 407.688.5071

  5. Ok, Dr. SES how about sending us the address of the police dept. in Sanford and lets get those cards and letters rolling in. Florida scares me to death, listen on the news murder, children missing, rapes, burgulars everywhere. People homes set on fire, business destroyed, home invasions and on and on. We belonged to Neighborhood watch at one time and it was sponsored by the police dept.. We had meetings and I can tell you this Zimmerman would have never been on the roll for a member. If this murderer had called the police dept. 47 times and probably more WHY WASNT SOMETHING DONE AT THAT TIME?? I think the whole police dept. should be fired and start over. The news media the Chief of police said he was temporarily stepping down? The other news said he stepped down. He needs to be gone. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson is a poor excuse of a human being but who shows up with this happens to regain their 15min. of fame? I will say there will probably be a big riot there so stay away. I look at Trayvon and I think of the other kids here and there that this idiot, sick person may also have abused. A wanna be police took schooling for 4yrs. if that is true, wonder why he was never hired as a policeman? A neighborhood watch person does not carry a gun. Do you have to have a permit? Did he have one? To the parents and girlfriend of Trayvon I am so sorry and so sorry his girlfriend had to hear the gun shot and his cries for help. God Bless them and pray for justice. Zimmerman you should hang. There are some harsh words I could say to you but I will keep it clean. His eyes and face tells you what he is about. Blessings to all.

  6. SEND LETTERS, EMAILS, MAKE PHONE CALLS TO SANFORD POLICE, TO LET THEM KNOW THAT A MAN ZIMMERMAN IS FREE WHILE A 17 YEAR OLD IS DEAD…THIS IS VIOLENCE OF HATEAND THIS JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED AND BE SWIFT…OH BABY BOY YOUR LIFE CUT SHORT BY A MAN WITH A 9MM WHO PURSUED YOU ON YOUR WAY HOME….MY HEART ACHES.

  7. Such horrors are despicable. I am glad to see that pressure is being put on them to do what is right and this chief stepped down. It is so sad. Thank you for posting this.

    • danLrene, it is a horror unfolding here in the state of Florida, yes the chief has stepped down saying he is a “distraction”… what he is however is a “disgrace” to the uniform, to justice that has yet to be served, while a murderer is still free with a loaded 9MM. and a child is dead for walking home with a bag of skittles, a tea and a hoodie…

  8. This too has made me very sad for Trayvon and his family and friends. Reading about it this week has made me angry that another innocent child has been murdered. Such a nice looking boy, young, vibrant, caring, living his life and enjoying time spent with family. I understand he had gone to the store for ice tea for him and skittles for his little brother and talking on the cell phone to his girlfriend as he walked home How very sad -so very sad what the world has come to that a nice young boy walking on the streets of America, with a hoodie on, is shot and murdered – FOR WHAT?? – Walking on a street in American with a hoodie on with skittles in his pocket for his little brother and an ice tea, talking on the phone to his girlfriend as most any tean boy would do? I don't understand for the life of me why that monster with a loaded gun was not arrested. Prayers for Trayvon's family and friends. Prayers for all of our children young and old, with hoodies or a hat, girls and boys, young men and women. Be safe and well out there – there are some really crazy people carrying guns these days and will use them without reason. It sickens and scares me that people carrying guns is even allowed. In the last month alone I have seen 3 men carrying a gun on their hip in public, one at a one year olds birthday party, one in a coney island restraurant and one in a grocery store. Who knows how many concealed weapons are being carried but now right there out in the open. Why would one be so ready to take ones life over nothing – a hoodie, skittles and ice tea! Don't like it and don't understand it. But it makes me very angry what we have come to.Wishing each of you who stop by here today a joyous, safe and peaceful Friday – so happy it is Friday and 6 Hrs till my weekend begins. Take care Dr. Sherry and friends /Sandy♥

  9. Another example of just how crazy this world is and the people in it.Zimmerman's face & expression shows just what kind of intention he had, even AFTER being told not to. My heart breaks for the familyJust look into the eyes and face of that young man, NO MATTER WHAT, he was a child and an adult took him. Such a raw topic this Friday……….. but it needs to be said.Justice will be forced, after the nation is put in an up-roar. IRM

  10. Oh, oh, OH! We have laws and ‘those’ laws assist guilty folks with perks. Perks to NOT be in jail (such as Zimmerman in this case) and/or to live in jail the rest of their lives. Even though the guilty person did commit the horrendous crime, ‘our’ laws protect ‘them.’ Oh, how I wish some of our guilty folks would be tried in another country that enforces laws that when you kill someone, you die too. Immediately!

  11. We all need to be outraged! My heart aches for Trayvon and his family. I am ashamed to be a part of a community that allows this behavior. The man who shot and killed this young boy should be in jail, tried and convicted of murder. I'd like to serve on the jury. How they will try to spin this as anything but murder, I don't know. Step up and raise your voice! Speak loud and clear, a child should not be dead because he wore an item of clothing, and some murderous bigoted ass carries a loaded gun. If he felt threatened by that child, he should now feel threatened by JUSTICE coming after him.

    • Thank you for your comments, please do not be ashamed, turn that outrage into an email, a phone call to join in the absolute demands of thousands who want to know …. where is the JUSTICE FOR A MURDERER NAMED ZIMMERMAN who is free with a 9MM and why is he not behind bars …
      I join with you in continual heartfelt sympathy for Tray’s family, friends, and for Tray himself… a life that was filled iwth promises and dreams yet fullfilled by a racist and man filled with hate.

      Take best care of you and thanks again for being here in this heart wrenching times.

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