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Black Lives Matter

A gloomy song unfolds Amid the chants for rights Yet freedom wasn’t handed Like centuries before . Generations has emerged And slavery has long been abolished Left behind the scenes ? Is it now a Modernised suppression ? Same old routine that circles through many areas Of our everyday life. Relentless shaming and racial profiling , whitewashing history and institutionalized racism. I have read, Of bloody days and humiliating nights Where black folks were oppressed and hanged. I’ve seen and heard of the police brutalities happening everyday And how black folks are shot and abused, choked, and murdered in plain sight . siblings are dying Others are being caged Some have been disadvantage by the system Their kids now grow up with no mother and father figures . Black lives matter: where did Arlington sterling go wrong ? Black lives matter: Philando Castile’s baby saw it all in falcon heights Black lives matter: may Gardner’s soul rest in power Black lives matter ,the ghost of Trayvon still hovers around…. As we still march for change For civil rights reforms wasn’t enough. A black president wasn’t either 21st century couldn’t make the difference neither. Black lives matter; please I can’t breathe Black lives matter; the disparities in sentencing Black lives matter ;Remembering Sandra Bland Black lives matter ;risking whatever to protest for change. As the carte blanche police watches on ! Amid the chants and the rage Year 2020! facade equality lingers on And Justice is still missing like centuries before, In this land of the free .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 7/18/2020 2:44:00 PM
Yes, they do! powerfully stated, if only all humans could value and honour life...
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Kofi Amed
Date: 8/16/2020 9:39:00 AM
Thank you Aqua . Glad you support our cause !
Date: 6/6/2020 6:59:00 AM
Great poem, really well expressed..
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Kofi Amed
Date: 6/6/2020 11:30:00 AM
Thank you !