By the time I matter, Will it be too late?
Will people debate my soul's resting place?
Will they predict who I could have been?
Will by deeds outweigh by sins?
Will they consider these circumstances?
These ghetto homes and how the poor advances?
Or regress from stress
Poverty, violence, and disease is the best
Way to erase my fate, our fate.
Will they consider my face, before its too late?
Trayvon Martin's face on black and white t-shirts
Blacks and Whites rehearse
How to recreate the hurt
Our mothers and fathers, their mothers and fathers cursed.
Graphic, gruesome pictures still
Resonates, the layers of hate
Sparked the civil rights movement
We move when
Its too late?
By the time I matter, will it be too late?
I'm too common in this too common space.
People like me can be easily replaced?
By the time I matter and the people with my face
Who has this fate, be easily replaced?
All because they are too common in this too common space?