HeLa (A tribute to Henrietta Lacks)

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Poetry
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Intro: Genetic engineering can be used for good and bad…
But I fear this ownership is terrible…
No mere mortal has the right to own any piece of human life…

Passions speak…
Of the right to be…
Be as thee…
Be as we wish to be…
Two piece make you and me…
More than just the sum of family trees…

But beyond the premade scripts…
We have destiny…
Supposedly supposed to be our own to make…
But too many times…”take” takes place of free will and faith…
That the fellow man won’t place his stake into a fellow soul…
Tear away what was once whole…
What was Hers…
Remake…

They remake semantics…
Misuse scarred tissues…
Abuse continues…
HeLa’s DNA…
They raped her on her slow painstaking way to the grave…
Cultured and cultured her tissues…
Leaving her whole family destitute…
No restitute…
Long before the youtube and 3 second media cues…
Her life story was mute…
However and forever truth shall remain truth…

Comments
  1. hansales1088 says:

    Hell yes! You are amazing!

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