Black Lives Matter

Your silence speaks louder than words

What happens today changes tomorrow

Speak on injustice, rise like songbirds

Your recent post, you put on a good show

 

What’ve you done besides prove you’re “current with the trends”

“I can’t breathe.” “I don’t want to die young.” “I don’t have a gun.”

How can I be a racist when I have some black friends?

White privilege doesn’t exist? But you can go on a run

 

Ahmaud Arbery couldn’t, George Floyd couldn't, Tamir Rice could NOT

Know their names, their families’ lives never the same

Black faces on the news need to be more than just a mug shot

Our lives are worth as much as yours, it’s not some game

 

Black, White, Humans, we’re sister and brother

Speak loud, speak up, speak more than small chatter

Act now, we cannot wait for another

                                                                                   We must come together, Black Lives Matter.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world

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