Frustrated at the actions of the people who are suppose to protect.
Frustrated that right now my skin makes me a logical suspect.
Frustrated that it’s 2020 & there’s still White People who will view me as a threat.
Frustrated that it can be me, my dad, my sister, my mother or my kids that are next.
And please I apologize of the vulgar nature of my words.
But I’m frustrated at the fact this injustice still occurs.
I’m frustrated at the blind eye, the back and forth on my FB newsfeed timeline.
I’m frustrated that we yelling but still our voices never heard.
Ignored by the system who says me as a person has rights too.
But how can you fight for a system when the system rather fight you.
Ignored by the media who sees first hand where the verdict may fall.
And instead of speaking with common decency they say “well the video doesn’t tell it all”.
Ignored by the cops a.k.a worlds most dangerous crew.
Because right now the Blacks don’t look like the worlds most dangerous blue.
Me being a black man, gives me more reason to be scared to get slained by the blue.
They say follow the guidelines and you’ll be safe I say shiiiittttttttt.
How can I follow the guidelines when you keep changing the rules?
They scream…Hands up! I’m like nope don’t want to get gunned down.
I can’t have a bag of skittles without getting gunned down.
I can’t have a hair brush in my pocket, if you ask me for my ID, I can’t reach for my wallet.
I can’t sleep I can’t breathe I can’t be in my church or my crib.
I can’t be face down in the pavement with 4 cops on my back holding my hands, I can’t live!
I’m talking to the police who have it in their mind it’s open season to kill us down in the street.
I’m talking to the news who always have an excuse for them boys in blue, take a seat.
Is my own people going against my own people when all we need is unity.
My own people saying negative comments about my own people fighting for this community.
Is denouncing your race just because your shade made differ.
Because in they eyes, light medium or dark we all still…
No matter your race now is the time to speak.
All lives matter yes, but right now black lives is catching the heat.
The police need help, help with training or maybe a better course.
So they can learn the gun is not your first option and should be the last resort.
Because TV is going to paint us as the villains.
Say our reaction came with no cause to distract the world from the killings.
And I know You hearing our cries for help but instead of responding back.
You just sit and watch and wait for all of this to just pass.
But think, if you just stand up and say “This must stop, we gotta do better”.
We can stop the downpour and Prepare for the weather.
Think of the impact, if the police spoke to us ALL.
And said “those policed failed to do there job and will be punished by law”.
Think if a judge took a stance and said enough is enough!
And didn’t give light sentences only ones that were tough.
Think of right now, and the trends that we see.
And how the law may say it now but it’s clear we ain’t free.
Not with guns, but with a voice that’s clear to speak
Not with your hands but To wake people who are sleep.
Not the physical but for the right to live free.