The Black Death
You refuse to hear me when I speak
You mock me while I bite my cheek
But I’m just giving a genuine critique
I could scream and you wouldn’t hear
Please, quit plugging your ears like a baby
Listen to me! I’m sick of the brutality!
I want to die
I’m so sick of screaming
Our children stop aging
Dying too young, it’s sickening
I’m begging now. Protect black lives! Stop killing us!
An eye roll, a sigh, and a scowl in disgust
I’m hysterical, I’m crazy; We just need to discuss
Discuss! Let’s ‘discuss’ you say?
Please, continue to downplay
And never change the way
It’s one excuse after another
Someone’s brother or mother
‘It’s not about colour’
‘They were identical’
‘He was no angel’
‘Don’t make this racial’
‘It was only in self defense!
Next time, don’t commit an offence
Then maybe you’ll get our condolence’
You have no sympathy for black men
No one gives a shit
Even after Tamir Rice’s body was hit
You all refuse to admit
Screaming and repeating; Black Lives Matter!
One gunshot and we scatter
Justice never goes beyond our chatter
Black Lives Matter
All Lives Matter
Blue Lives Matter
It’s become an endless cycle
Black man dead! Shot in the skull
Did you hear? Another acquittal