Colour blindless: Last moments of George Floyd | Nation Next

Dr Ramnath Sonawane | Jun 10, 2020 20:38

Colour Blindless is a poem by senior bureaucrat Dr Ramnath Sonawane and is a tribute to George Flyod who was killed in Minneapolis by US police officers.
A mural dedicated to George Flyod, who was killed during an altercation with the US police in Minneapolis.

Derek stared at me scornfully ,

Pointing his gun at me.

He shouted ‘hands up,’

I obeyed.

He handcuffed me,

I didn’t resist.

He knocked me down,

He strangled me with his foot over my neck,

I choked.

I begged for mercy.

I said ‘I can not breathe,’

He derided.

I said again ‘I can not breathe,’

He strangled brutally.

Others standing by,

Were mute witnesses.

Nay, they were not,

They were silent in acquiesce.

As I stopped breathing,

I saw their loathing eyes,

Fuming with anger and hatred,

Because I am black George,

As I closed my eyes,

I realised,

The difference between them and us.

Dr Ramnath Sonawane

Dr Ramnath Sonawane is a senior bureaucrat who is currently the Secretary of Maharashtra Water Resource Regulatory Authority. Dr Sonawane is the former CEO of the Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL).