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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: May 8, 2019      Views: 33

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Warning: The author has noted that this contains the highest level of violence.
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"Black Lives Matter" by Stephen Force
Black lives matter
Yes they do
They matter to me
If not to you
 
Not just because their black
Because if they don’t
We're all under attack
 
White and black, rich and poor
Liberals, conservatives,
And many more
 
The dream is a republic
Where we all live free
This dream also matters to me
 
Instead I am given this hypocrisy
And told this is a democracy
 
I’m told because I’m black
I am less than
I’m made to feel like my black life
Ain’t worth a damn
 
But I tell you now
And I tell you true
If they can kill me
They will kill you
 
Today it is I
Who is under the gun
Tomorrow or the next day
You may be the one
 
For power does not discriminate
Its only purpose is to dominate
It pits the young against the old

It steals like a thief
It corrupts the soul
 
It doesn’t care
If you are black or white
It doesn’t care
If you’re wrong or right
 
It pits the rich against the poor
It will turn a righteous person
Into a power whore
 
So yeah black lives matter
As all lives do
They matter to me
And they should to you

 

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