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A Black Cop in the Hood

He's a black cop in the neighborhood He protects his people a force for good Dials down the heat when he's on the beat Keeps the 'boyz at bay' on the ghetto streets Moms and Grandmas glad he's around Troubled teens cast eyes to the ground Then this year in the month of June Protestors taunted, 'You dumb raccoon' 'You're an Uncle Tom; yes you are Take off that badge; turn in your star' Every rock and bottle they threw struck his guilty conscience too He hung in there for seven nights But on the eighth, he gave up the fight Now he's tormented -- What to do? He can't beat 'em; so should he join 'em? ~ Wait! Didn't he already pay those dues?

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Date: 6/20/2020 8:29:00 PM
You are taking up a cause we should all be taking up. Poignant and deep.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 6/20/2020 11:37:00 PM
Thanks for seeing it that way. Black Lives Matter in more than the stereotypical way! :) gw
Date: 6/18/2020 2:11:00 AM
Sad realities glaring from graves.. Protest for justice is your right.. Not to create another injustice is your responsibility.. Great write Gershon..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 6/18/2020 11:37:00 AM
In America, the 'new math' states that two wrongs make a right! :) gw