In Honor of Rubin 'Huricane' Carter

May 13, 2009
By VirtueValueVision DIAMOND, Holgate, Ohio
VirtueValueVision DIAMOND, Holgate, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
\\\"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it!\\\" - Sir Winston Churchill
\\\"Contempt is the emotion we feel for an opponent whose arguments are too formidable to refute.\\\" - Ambrose Beirce
Our words are the commentaries on our wills. - Antony Far

“Hate’s what got me into prison, love what’s gonna bust me out.” – Rubin Carter

My Name

Black and white do not mix
In a time like this
What should have been counted as self-defense
Turn around as prejudice
Prisons gates welcomed me when I was twelve
Thought of as nothing more then a trinket on a shelve
An escape is what I sought
I’m free, I thought
The Army I joined
Caught… with prison I rejoined
Anger consumed me entirely
My thoughts towards whites were opposite of compassionately
Making my body a weapon I trained
And after two years of being set free, what I had gained
Was the nickname
“The Hurricane”
And the title of world boxing champion
Still there was tension
There was a murder and I was framed
Innocent, that’s what my wife tried to proclaimed
The man that had imprisoned me once had done it again
But I’m still ‘The Hurricane’ just like I always have been
Kept locked up for over sixteen years
Finally someone has ears
A boy read my book and said that he knew I was not guilty
He gathered friends to fight against this cruelty
After the fourth appeal, and twenty years, innocent was what I was made
And “Hurricane” is still my name!

The author's comments:
Rubin Carter was a black boxer during the 1960's. He gained the nickname Hurricane during his career. he was framed for murder and placed in prison for over twenty years. he is now the retired founder and president of an organization in Toronto which stood in defense of the wrongly convicted.

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