Artwork © DL Polonsky


Houston; Sharpton; Floyd

Hence the blowing breeze is born by no man
Hence no man builds hinges for the head and body
Hence man’s paint is not painted by man
Do we mock God?

The world gathered in Houston
In the screen with Sharpton
And in scream for Floyd
For blood spilled like flood

“One standard of justice”

The stone
Taken by force on the corridors of colour
He stood without fear; seeking for one law

“The rejected rock became the corner stone”

The breath
Man’s breath is mystery
One made by god
How dare you cease a gift you never gave?
For long life is life’s precious gift

“Man and wickedness”

The neck
Does colour sprout from the neck?
Man was knee strangled,
Even the Christmas fowls
Gain respect, from the knife

“Now your neck represents all of us”

What next?
Dilemma on the hands of the throne
Will the world protest into Covid-19?
Will Floyd carry more souls with him?
Answers within;
“One system of justice”

You seek to travel the world
But in such adversity our flags are waved for you
Rest well.


Ugwu Leonard Elvis with the pseudonym “Leonard D Great” is the author of titled Echoes of the invisible 2017 (published by Author House, USA). He compiled the Anthology of Peace for the World Union of Poets (WUP) published by Atunis poetry 2016. His poems have been published in websites, newspapers, magazines and notable anthologies. He is the “Big Squire” of the World Union of Poets, a laureate at Wold Nations Writers Union (WNWU) and former co-ordinator of the Creative Writers Association of Nigeria (CWAN) Enugu state chapter. Currently, he works at the Arts faculty center, University of Nigeria Nsukka.

DL Polonsky is a Boston area artist, writer, and filmmaker. His caricatures have appeared in The Boston Herald and His written work includes the children’s book The Letter Bandits from T.B.W. Books.