Two lives cut short by impotent rage.
A killer’s family remains whole while the victim’s is wholly disfigured–
Limbs of a family tree which can never be grafted or revived.
Today marks Sunny & Sabs’ death day.
Two bodies now six feet underground, but one killer asks to be free.
Two bodies: one mother, one daughter, both hacked from the family tree.
A thief of life, wishes to walk among the living, but a community says no:
“Justice must be served for these horrible crimes and the community must be protected from him!”
A robber of family, wants to walk among the good, and the good say:
“I don’t want him to hurt anyone else.”
A murderer, but not on death row, the community speaks out once more and says:
“There isn’t a doubt in my mind that my own life would also be in danger if this sick POS were to be released.”
June 7th marks the day when Sabrina and Sunny were slain in their home.
2000+ have said no to the release of convicted murderer Jacob P. Cayer.
Who will be the next to say, “No.”
Sign the petition against the release of convicted murderer Jacob Cayer:
#JusticeForSabsAndSunny ⚖ #StopAsianHate
In dialogues about human rights Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often quoted. His place in American history is written throughout cities across the United States with streets, libraries and statues which honor the memory of a man who had been jailed, assaulted, and ultimately murdered. His words against the injustices of segregation and advocacy of nonviolent resistance have echoed across the pages of American history.
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Paraphrase of Lycidas
With a summoning of the muse, John Milton begins to close his pastoral elegy “Lycidas.” The narrator calls for Alpheus’s return, assuring him that the “dread voice,” something which had been prominent within the previous section (including a rant about Saint Peters), had now subsided. Instead one finds that the return of artistic expression and beauty is once again normalized with the muse’s return, despite the somberness of Lycidas’s passing. In fact the occasion serves as an opportunity to gather the most gorgeous and eclectic floral arrangement possible. For what cause? To adorn the “Laureat Herse where Lycidas lies” of course. The act itself is almost ritualistic as the reader soon discovers the “speaker of the poem indulges in a fantasy that is given considerable scope before it is crushed” (Oxford 73). This is brought about by the realization that Lycidas’s body was possibly pulled under the ocean by the “whelming tide.” This epiphany is marked by the “tonal change” of that couplet, lines 157-158, which bring forth a profound realization and sad truth, there is an uncertainty of the location of Lycidas’s body (Draper 48). Ultimately the narrator is left with no other choice than to call upon the archangel “Michael” and the “Dolphins” to have pity and convoy the “hapless youth.”
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