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LeRoy Is Guilty

LeRoy is Guilty

By Elton Camp

That LeRoy is guilty there can be no doubt
That was well established when he went out

He dared to look around as he walked along
Although in the neighborhood he did belong

Maybe if he’d shuffled and looked at his feet
Then a sad fate he wouldn’t have had to meet

Also, he was dressed in an intimidating way
Although it was overcast and rainy that day

But LeRoy had his parents’ permission 
Therefore, he set out on his little mission

To walk over to the neighborhood store
A thing he’d done many times before 

Having left his home, he didn’t come back
LeRoy was guilty of walking while black

Copyright © Elton Camp

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:43:00 PM
    I really like the way you wrote this. Terrible tragedies seem to be occurring a lot these days, but then that seems to happen periodically. When things just seem worse than the year before.