Mississippi Burning is a movie about racially-motivated murder.
That movie, plus the arrest and conviction of Edgar Ray Killen 41 years later,
moved Scott Broderick to write these words during the night.
When Scott read this thoughts to the rest of his class, (The Tower of Cake,)
the man sitting next to him turned to Scott and said, “Ray Killen was my cousin.”
Bundle up your Prejudice.
Keep safe and warm your Scorn.
Set an extra plate for Hatred's sake.
A robe for friend Forlorn.
Yes, Usher in Sweet Ignorance.
Nestle near your Children's Fear.
Keep alive the Pain inside.
Dry Paranoia's Tears.
Fill your face with Rack of Lame.
Feast upon the Weak.
Pour a glass of Vintage Shame.
Gobble up the Meek.
Drown all Hope in Wallow Sauce
Gorge yourself on Greed.
Gnaw your way through Tolerance.
Pay Charity no heed.
Renew Your Deadly Sins.
Gossip with your Neighbor’s Guile.
Deny your Next of Skin.
Spread ashes at the wake.
Casket burns like cross on fire.
Long dead hearts still ache.
Tomorrow died today.
Visitation noon 'til four,
– Scott A. Broderick