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Read Poems by trina aiken

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I can't breathe

I can't breathe because I'm being drowned by my own tears 
Afraid for my present that I can't even think about the future 
I'm feeling more and more lost because slowly my hope is being lost
How can you tell me that all men are equal when one one can get away with murder and the other is still fighting to be seen in a better light 
Why should I feel bad about the color of my skin, why should I have to regret the family I was born in, why should I have to be afraid to let my father go anywhere alone because I'm afraid something might happen and he won't make it back all because his skin is black. 
I can't breathe because I'm being smothered by injustice, by prejudices, but stereotypes, by judgements and comments,
They say it has to get worse before it gets better but how much worse can it get than this, and how much longer do I have to wait for the better instead of hearing it from others 
How can you tell me my life matters when there are too many history facts, too many court rulings that scream out it doesn't 
I can can see the rope around my neck that was placed there at birth tighten as I get older, this is what they use to keep us in check.
I can't breathe I scream but you only hear it as a whisper 
God knows I love America but how much does it love me

Copyright © trina aiken | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 3/10/2016 2:10:00 AM

    Trina, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 7/7/2015 12:41:00 PM

    Trina, Wonderful poem, I enjoyed dropping by. Love SKAT