Troy Davis Memorial Event

Remembering Troy Davis

Friday, September 21, 2012
6:30 – 7:15pm
Acacia Park, Colorado Springs

Reflections, music, candlelight vigil

All are welcome. More information


1 Reply to "Troy Davis Memorial Event"

  • Roxanne Ivey
    September 12, 2012 (1:43 pm)
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    Although I cannot attend this event–I’ll be standing vigil in front of the Georgia State BPP and Capitol instead–I would like to share the following verse, composed using only the words from Troy’s last letter to me and performed during Amnesty International’s 2012 Georgia State Conference. It’s my attempt to show that TROY IS STILL SPEAKING, that his message is more alive than ever…

    THE TURNING
    ~ a poem both for and by Troy Davis,
    composed using only the words
    from his last letter to me ~

    In this world, each word is life—
    The heart of tomorrow
    Already touched with believing,
    The hope I pray
    To bless into being;

    For freedom keeps the page of change
    Filled with the “if” of God,
    Enough that you and I express
    What’s fighting to be Cause;

    So read this world, this poem, as life—
    As Troy, as family—
    And thank the better heart that wrote
    Each wanted word for me.

    ***
    Roxanne Ivey
    Poet for Positive Change
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneivey


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