It's Time To Take A Stand

Stop! Please Stop!
Bang. Bang. Dead.
Another African American dead.

Everyday, a black person is killed.
Why? Why is that?
We fought for our rights,
We pay our taxes,
We follow the rules,
But to only be shot and killed.
Why? Why is that?

When we try to stand up for ourselves,
We are only beaten and killed.
Why? Why is that?

We tweet the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter
Only to be called a “Racist" and a “Bully”
Why? Why is that?
All I want is justice and peace!

Stop killing my family
because we too are American
but you will only see us by the color of our skin

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world
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