The Real Super Predators

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 14:56 -- Tiarra3

Created for a family bond

After mass incarceration broke the family bond

Needing a sense of love and protection

 

For many Gangs took on those wanting affections

People arrested on non-violent crimes

Given long sentences or even life

 

This only affects the Black and Brown

While the whites roam around

In the 70s and 80s industrial jobs vanished

 

Drugs were allowed to rush in

There were no effective government protections

Heroin, Cocaine, and Crack became permanent inhabitants 

 

No steady work available

No strong and effective education

Bills don't stop... it's time to sell rock or rob

 

The government wants to label us as animals

Instead of acknowledging the lack of opportunity

No family, no job, no education

What is one to do

 

What do we have to live for

Loved ones arrested trying to make a living

Given life sentences for stealing candy

While whites go to Burger King after slaughtering and murdering

 

Gangs became a sense of family and security

As drugs were allowed to pour in so did the crime and violence

We are not your super predators 

We are people without hope and opportunity

 

Lawmakers

Legislators

Government Officials and Presidents 

Those who approved of the mass relocation of jobs and economic prosperity

Those are your criminals and super predators

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

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