Dennis Hatfield
1 min readJul 27, 2020


As John Lewis, in the sixties, laid his life on the line for peace, justice, and equality

I huddled in my college dorm room, in fear for my own life

Now as our Heroes, of past and present struggles, pass one by one

My mind returns to a time I had a chance not to play the victim

I’m no Gandhi, I am no Martin Luthier King, I am no John Lewis,

A boomer alive and well, while men and women like these “walked the line”

The struggles continue now behind life saving masks

I fear for my life for different reasons, but l’ve been given a second chance

Living through the sixties, and now two thousand twenty

The struggle for peace, justice, equality, and racism must overcome flashbacks



Dennis Hatfield

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