Mario Dean’s Death – Causing a Revolution – Christena AV Williams


I could not believe when I heard it on the news

 That you were locked up for a spliff,

 A misdemeanor

Before your mother could bail you


She found you beaten, unblemished and left in a coma.

 The message that is been sent by the authorities

 Not that I condone breaking the law

However do not be caught smoking or in possession

 Of Marijuana

A God made herb

However, you can smoke in the confinements of home a


Which in long term puncture your lungs

 Bore holes in your windpipe

Hey, what is up with that?

I heard you died, the so call police justice con forum they

 could not tell it straight

Did you die from falling off a bunk bed?

 Beaten by inmates or by cops

Which is the story?

However, from what many speculate of who perpetuate

 The suspects considered seems hazy

I personally do not pick sides

I am for justice does not matter whom it serves as long it is

 served honestly.

However, one wonders why this kid was locked up

 For a misdemeanor

 Denied bail

Found dead

 Claimed to be without scratches

 Is it psychologically or professionally done?

Was it arranged now blamed by the mute and deranged?

 I blame the system

I blame us

We never stood up when our rights were violated

 We stood by and became voiceless


We allowed it to reach thus far

 We cry has if it was sudden

As if we did not know this day was coming

 We forget things so easily

Nine-day wonder

Politicians jumping on this to score extra votes

 Who sees the illusions?

Locked in manipulation

While many so call justice groups are missing in action

 This is beyond murder, brutality and spliff

 It is a bunch of things fused with aggression

 A reflection of us as a society and people

 Therefore, the temperature rises

I feel the tension and I know

It is coming

This is the spark for a revolution.


© Christena AV Williams

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”

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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

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1 reply

  1. This is such a powerful and relevant piece of work. God bless you and thank you for sharing!


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