- Karen Edmond
"I’m Gonna Breathe" A poem honoring the day when the Floyd Family won their case
I'm Gonna Breathe
A poem by Karen Brittingham-Edmond
I'm gonna breathe
And yes, I can breathe
After surviving all the hatred and lies
God granted me to breathe
Through the dark moments of doubt
When no one else was in my house
God prophesied that I would breathe
Then finally the day did come
On April 20, 2021
When justice prevailed for my people!
Oh my God
We jumped down from the gallows where they wanted to see us hang
and everyone else who was just like dang
And as we took flight on justice wings
the air filled our lungs
We started to breathe
And We breathed in love
We breathed in hope
We breathed in courage
We even breathed in the holy ghost.
And he was right, dope!
For all these years we've been holding our breathe
For all these years, we just hoped
But change came
And our lungs got full
And now no one can stop us from breathing
Whether wearing a badge or a hood
We can breathe
And that's right good.