Not Forgotten

akeal gouache s

holding the photo
my heart falters:  this is what
remains of her child

On June 27, 2012, Akeal Christopher, age 14, was shot in the head with a gun as he walked home with friends in Brooklyn.  He died on his 15th birthday.

The shooters have never been identified.

This portrait of Akeal was painted for the Faces Not Forgotten Project.  
marching today across the Brooklyn Bridge

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20 responses to “Not Forgotten”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Powerful. And chilling. Goosebumps. And a beautiful portrait you’ve painted, Kerfe. Oh I’d like to pulverize guns and people who pull triggers. Thank you for your post.

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    Thanks for sharing your post today Kerfe. I appreciate your link to the “faces not forgotten” website.

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    Powerful poem and a beautiful portrait–but such a horrible reason to have painted it. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Jodi says :

    Oh kerfe… So so sad 😔

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  5. kirkistan says :

    Thank you for remembering

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  6. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is incredible. Powerful painting. I get angry thinking about what this country has allowed itself to become. Too many lives cut way too short.

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  7. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    So sad powerful post!

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  8. Susan Feniak says :

    Another chord struck. Poignant. Thank you Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. corinnebekker says :

    Wow, strong image. Reading your post gave me goosebumps. Awful story. Amazing initiative to remember the kids – the mothers – the parents/family that stay behind.

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