Eric Garner's and Phillip Hughes' unconsciously coupling deaths (part 1)

Intelek Int'l By Intelek Int'l, 7th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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What might a New York Police Department approved 'choke hold' and an internationally accepted type of cricket ball-bowled have in common?

What a choke hold and a cricket ball bowled might have in common

It happened in broad daylight:
Not the dead of night;
And was caught on film.
Still that bright lighter could not save him;
Could not save them
From the blighters
Of their black and white skins.
The sins in their bodies:
Obese languages;
Doctrinal diabetes;
Accounting asthma.

These diseased histories: these serial offenders,
Prone peacemakers
Ever battling and baiting
In this gentleman's game.
The bodyline civility they praise.
These shrewd savages.
Their batter's averages
Pitched to conceal their blame.
Their bowling ravages
A stroke of 'genius' concealing their shame.

A single shot to the head
And Phillip Hughes lay dead.
But there had been no piercing of the skin.
No metal-minded inquisitor releasing the red within.
Only the red leather of the bowlers' glory, possibly.
The trialing of the pink ball in the series
Explains this writer's uncertainty.

Deadlier than the male?
What part did Ms Garner, Michael Brown's or Daniel Pantaleo's mothers have in it?
What part does any woman have in the fame
Of any partner or progeny
Whose bowling or batting record is so distinguished?
Whose call caught Brown short of his crease,
Running between the wickets?

That batter's blood like time running-out;
A grand jury's decision
Like a scythe to the mouth,
Cutting out the tongue;
Cauterizing the brain.

And we're all still running between the wickets,
From flame to flame;
Like moths damned by DNA or destiny.
Who hears Eric's cry now
That agonizing testimony:
"I can't breathe!"

But she had it coming they say.
Seducing us with her lavishly proportioned black body.
And everyone knew she wanted it!
It is widely known that she was easy.
And she had that allure of the Sybil,
The strong song of her ebony beauty.
Every black man's wish:
Richard Branson's and every other white man's fantasy.
The gold of the idea.

On 25 November 2014, Hughes was knocked unconscious by a bouncer, during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, causing a vertebral artery dissection that led to a subarachnoid haemorrhage. The Australian team doctor, Peter Brukner, noted that only 100 such cases had ever been reported, with "only one case reported as a result of a cricket ball". (Wikipedia)

Oh, that deaths of African Americans at the hands of that country's white policemen reflected such unlikeliness.



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author avatar tafmona
7th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks a lot for sharing this nice post

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author avatar Intelek Int'l
8th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you, as always Taf.

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