The morning of May 30, 2020, Margie, a best friend of mine called about George Floyd . While, Margie and I talked to each other about the brutal murder of George and sharing our inner most thoughts. We both could not contain our tears. One thing Margie wanted to do was to share her hurt to the world. And how she wanted to do this was to reach as many people that she could by asking me to use Branch Entertainment Blog as a platform to ask the public this question, especially the mothers, that George Floyd last words were, "I Can’t Breath, Help me, Momma". As a mother herself not speaking of race or color but from a Mother’s heart, if that was your child, what would your reaction be,Your child being brutally slain to death in the streets?
Margie feels appalled, devastated, hurt that George was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota that he could not breathe and crying out for his mother. She felt chills running up her spine crying as she shared her feelings with me. She feels heart broken because another senseless murder occurred. The same story have been handed down for generations of the same system Knee on the Black American Neck.
As a mother, she cried for George, and thinking this could be my son. And the hurt a mother feels for her child even though George is not biologically hers but as a mother she felt the pain. And thinking about the loneliness George must have felt going through this horrific crime and knowing his mother could not be with him because she had passed away some time ago.
Margie stated, her prayers are for the family and each day she has to get comfort from God by meditating on scriptures in the bible to get through, “this is hard" But! the wicked will get theirs, God sees all things. The wicked will not get away with what they do.
New American Standard Bible (NASB) THE LORD IMPLORED TO AVENGE HIS PEOPLE.
O LORD, GOD OF VENGEANCE,
GOD OF VENGEANCE, SHINE FORTH!
2 RISE UP, O JUDGE OF THE EARTH,
RENDER RECOMPENSE TO THE PROUD,
3 HOW LONG SHALL THE WICKED,O LORD,
HOW LONG SHALL THE WICKED EXULT?
4 THEY POUR FORTH WORDS, THEY SPEAK ARROGANTLY;
ALL WHO DO WICKEDNESS VAUNT THEMSELVES.
5 THEY CRUSH YOUR PEOPLE, O LORD,
AND AFFLICT YOUR HERITAGE.
6 THEY SLAY THE WIDOW AND THE STRANGER
AND MURDER THE ORPHANS.
7 THEY HAVE SAID,"THE LORD DOES NOT SEE,
NOR DOES THE LORD OF JACOB PAY HEED."
8 PAY HEED, YOU SENSELESS AMONG THE PEOPLE;
AND WHEN WILL YOU UNDERSTAND, STUPID ONES?
9 HE WHO PLANTED THE EAR, DOES HE NOT HEAR?
HE WHO FORMED THE EYE, DOES NOT SEE?
10 HE WHO CHASTENS THE NATIONS, WILL HE NOT REBUKE,
EVEN HE WHO TEACHES MAN KNOWLEDGE?
11 THE LORD KNOWS THE THOUGHTS OF MAN,
THAT THEY ARE A MERE BREATH.
12 BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOM YOU CHASTEN, O LORD,
AND WHOM YOU TEACH OUT OF YOUR LAW;
13 THAT YOU MAY GRANT HIM RELIEF FROM THE DAYS OF ADVERSITY,
UNTIL A PIT IS DUG FOR THE WICKED.
14 FOR THE LORD WILL NOT ABANDON HIS PEOPLE,
NOR WILL HE FORSAKE HIS INHERITANCE.
15 FOR JUDGMENT WILL AGAIN BE RIGHTEOUS,
AND ALL THE UPRIGHT IN HEART WILL FOLLOW IT.
16 WHO WILL STAND UP FOR ME AGAINST EVIL DOERS?
WHO WILL TAKE HIS STAND FOR ME AGAINST THOSE WHO DO WICKEDNESS?
17 IF THE LORD HAD NOT BEEN MY HELP,
MY SOUL WOULD SOON HAVE DWELT IN THE ABODE OF SILENCE.
18 IF I SHOULD SAY, "MY FOOT HAS SLIPPED,"
YOUR LOVING KINDNESS, O LORD, WILL HOLD ME UP.
19 WHEN MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS MULTIPLY WITHIN ME,
YOUR CONSOLATIONS DELIGHT MY SOUL.
20 CAN A THRONE OF DESTRUCTION BE ALLIED WITH YOU,
ONE WHICH DEVISES MISCHIEF BY DECREE?
21 THEY BAND THEMSELVES TOGETHER AGAINST THE LIFE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND CONDEMN THE INNOCENT TO DEATH,
22 BUT THE LORD HAS BEEN MY STRONGHOLD,
AND MY GOD THE ROCK OF MY REFUGE.
23 HE HAS BROUGHT BACK THEIR WICKEDNESS UPON THEM
AND WILL DESTROY THEM IN THEIR EVIL;
THE LORD OUR GOD WILL DESTROY THEM.
TEARS TO GOD
Written By: Diane Whitaker-Branch
This Poem "TEARS TO GOD" is dedicated to George Floyd and his family with deepest regret and sympathy from Branch Entertainment, Diane and Wendell Branch.
Tears that reach out to God
Tears of sadness
Tears of gladness
Tears to God of Praise and Thanksgiving
Tears to God knowing he listens to
the deepest of feelings that can't be explained
only by The Holy Spirit
who knows us by name not by fame
So he interprets our inner most feelings
Tears to God who understands why we cry
Tears to God that is not judged
All the tears to God when it's all said and done
God let us know through his infinite Power
WE HAVE WON!