Red, White, Black, Blue

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 19:11 -- ccooley
This poem is about: 
Our world

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ccooley

Red, white and blue,

Is that only for the white too?

The freedom to walk,

The freedom to talk,

Without being questioned,

Without being arrested.

 

Girls in classrooms

Getting thrown like cashews,

Boys in the street

Getting shot and beat,

Men trated as if beneath

Saying that "I can't breathe."

 

Red, white, and blue,

Is that only for the white too?

Black skin beaten blue,

Because they don't look like you.

"Racism is dead."

No, it's at a head.

And we are on our last thread

Let's put this shit to bed.

 

 

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