Black Poetry : Our lives matter

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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Walking through our soul with muddy boots
    Attempting to take our serenity as loot
    Yet questioning our sincerity and integrity
    When we highlight the blatant disparity
    Yes a hammer sees everything as a nail
    However this realization is far from a fail
    Time to just simply call a spade a spade
    We all recognize your fingerprints on the knifeblade
    The only differential is we're refusing to silently ingest
    No more taking the screw grinning as if it's all a jest
    We are going to pick up our tools and make war
    We've allow you to pull up by the noose too far
    Not advocating violence but an intellectual revolution
    For we are awake and no longer passively accepting the delusion
    Sorry if this leaves an alarming bitter taste in your mouth
    But how long did you think you'd hook us as the big mouth trout
    You had to know that this day would eventually come
    No other people have received such a twisted welcome
    And then been asked to bend over and quietly take it
    Sorry but this square peg is finally questioning the fit
    For years I submissively took this treatment as my due
    But I've taken the rosy glasses off and seen the true hue
    And there's no way to unlook down the rabbit hole
    Breaking free out of the matrix's sheep fold
    As the Phoenix rise so shall I with my pen in hand
    Rewritting our destiny not as request but as a demand

     
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    Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
    https://destee.com/threads/created-...er-to-the-_-congressional-black-caucus.85863/

     
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    We’ll take up arms, as Brother Clyde has said
    Draw a line in the sand ‘til the dungeons run red

    Tired of the sense of entitlement you claim as yours
    While pushing my people to extinction’s doors

    So many have said it; I’m just repeating their rants
    Against racial injustice, and your righteous stance

    We endured the lynching and beatings of the fifties
    Water-hosing cops, and police dogs…in the sixties

    You’ve exchanged your hoods for a badge and a gun
    Leaving my brethren in body bags, as you have your fun

    But I’ve had enough of the world you’ve given
    Time to stand up…to rejoin the living

    Before long, you’ll think of me as the madd hatter
    Rethink your strategy…Coz Our Lives Matter
     
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