I sat in the hair salon when a woman handed me her IPad. She clicked on the video and I thought I was
watching fake news. There was a car speeding into a crowd, you heard the crash and then it went into
reverse. I saw what appeared to be a sneaker being dragged by the fender. In amazement it wasn't fake it
As the day unfolded and I looked at the news, social media, and listened to the stories my heart was broken.
I as a 52 year old African American woman, who grew up in Connecticut, to parents raised in the South.
I felt that what my relatives had endured to make a better life for myself and others was now threatened.
That the ignorance of others who don't know their true history is about to have our country go to war with
each other.Instead we should be uniting as a country because there is so much change taking place outside
of the United States that this is a distraction. A dangerous distraction.
My heart is broken because men and women were hurt last Saturday in Virginia . A woman lost her life.
My brothers and sisters all shades of the spectrum are standing together holding pieces of hope. The real
history is that majority want to live in unity, respect one another and in peace.
We are not invisible!
As we watch this horror unfold
My heart is broken
About the Author
Self Published Author, Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 23 years ago. She received her Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2011. After the passing of her mother who had Alzheimer’s, Patricia decided that all the words that she kept to herself were to be released.
Her work has been featured on a Coast to Coast Book Tour at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Toronto Word On The Street, Sacramento Black Book Fair, Tucson Book Festival, Miami International Festival of Books and AARP Life@50+ Spring Convention. Also on In the Company of Poet, Women Owned Business Club Magazine, and Alysha Live! Radio Show and Coach Deb Bailey Secret of Success Talk Radio. She performs locally at spoken word events and Capital Jazz SuperCruise Open Mic with Grammy Award Winner Eric Roberson.
Patricia A. Saunders
Author , Poet, and Blogger