I woke up this morning with a prayer in my heart and rapid thoughts running through my mind
My black People this oppressive society was not made for us
This society was not made to love us
No matter how good we do and who we strive to be, we are always perceived as the public’s enemy.
I fear for my brothers; they go to work everyday, pay their bills on time, pay their taxes and strive to be better each day
But of course when you’re black the world doesn’t see all the good you do,
When you’re black only negativity and racial stigmas surround you.
When you’re black that’s all people see
Your skin complexion and not the person you are or strive to be
Truthfully I’m tired and afraid
I fear one day I’ll become yet another helpless and unprotected victim to this mass racial genocide.
They want us to hide!
But we won’t
Black people, my beautiful people.
We are divided within our own and they see that. They know that no matter how much of us they kill, they won’t get convicted, instead they’ll walk off free. Walk freely as if no harm was done and a human being whose life was valuable became invaluable in a split second.
They’re killing us based on centuries of normalization to brutalize, terrorize and assassinate “negroes” & “niggers”.
They’ve made a career out of hunting us down and terminating us like innocent, helpless prey.
Yet, we’re the savages!
I’m so tired of this! I’m scared! I don’t want to live in fear, but just like Eric Garner, Emmett till, trayvon Martin, not one of my fellow black ppl knew their end was near!
We need help! This is a cry for justice!
We’re not equal.
My black people don’t believe their lies and hypocrisy
Please don’t allow them to make Alton Sterling yet another police brutality account.
We deserve change
we deserve justice.
These persecutors need to be punished
I don’t know who else to go to or where to complain. Our voices, our protests, and our poetry are only heard in vain
No one takes us seriously
No one wants to feel our pain.