#RayshardBrooks

For as long as he could remember
his skin was a weapon
he was made to understand
that everyone saw him as
black boy
not smart boy
mamas boy
so sweet that he wouldn’t hurt a fly boy
went to school and straight back home boy
smile so hard his face hurt boy
got stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time boy
put your hands up boy
white man looks at him
white police officer
who hold his gun upright
eyes him with intent
keep your hands up boy
I wont be scared to shoot boy
remember what you are boy
all he could hear were his mothers words
comply and you’ll be fine
his chest rises and falls
his last moments
are controlled by the pull of a trigger
the slightest movement is the cause of
another black boy’s body
echoing to the ground boy

#RayshardBrooks #Blacklivesmatter

This Is America

THIS IS AMERICA —

T arget – That is what you are. Doesn’t Matter what kind of person you are on in the inside.

H oodlum – Your savage looks and slang make you less of a human

I dentity – Is defined as the action or process of identifying someone or something or the fact of being identified. Identity stripped hundreds of years ago and they are still more layers being peeled.

S anity – It’s there. You have IT. Or do You?

I ntegrity – Is one of your strongest well-known characteristics. Well so I thought. Infamous is what you are. Apparently.

S oul – Can be taken from your flesh without you having a warning.

A nger – Yea we feel it too. To bad this feeling was obtained after what happened to you.

M urder – No, Massacre. Although it only occurs one at a time. The quanity within the time frame is dissemination.

E quality – For who? Exercise your rights…Pow. Speak Knowledge…Pow. Lead your People…Pow. Driving in a car…Pow. Following instructions and holding your hands up. Ha you guessed it…POW POW.

R apine – Your temple as been violated. You, your family, and community get no type of apology.

I nnocent – Until Proven Guilty this does not pertain to you. You, you are Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

C olor – This is obvious. Your pigmentation is the cause of your assassination. A feature that you can not control. A feature that you did not choose. But unfortunately since you are an offspring of color you can not have control of your life or…death.

A nother Hashtag – Another Victim, Another Statistic. And the despising part of it all is that this cycle will live on but those that are in the cycle won’t.

— Charles King

BlackLivesMatter

I’m Frustrated!

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…

Help,
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.

Help,
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.

Think fight
Not with guns, but with a voice that’s clear to speak

Think fight
Not with your hands but To wake people who are sleep.

Think fight
Not the physical but for the right to live free.

Think fight!

#BlackLivesMatter