a pledge of service and protection, but something here is not right
you see I'm one of the "good guys" so why am I nervous everytime you're beside me at a stoplight?
when I'm in need, I pray that you'll be there in a flash
and that your preconceived notions are buried and stashed back at the precinct
I ask my dad, "why am I 30 years old and I'm scared of a badge?"
you see its funny but I'm not laughing
why do you continue to belittle me? It riddles me
silly me captain, actually I'm not on parole
just like I wasn't 30 seconds back when you already asked me
and so they ask why I'm shook by beast
because lives keep ending and they seem to all look like me
and if we cry out they'll treat us like we're overreacting
on social media they'll meet us with no compassion
because these folks cant imagine living in a broken system
so to make it all make sense to them, they demonize the victim
lets all take shots at a dead man
show his flaws, hopefully the captured it on webcam
at what point do we matter? When does our demand for justice become justified?
and have you ever thought that maybe things were actually as bad as we perceive it
but due to lack of melanin you don't receive it, and so therefore you don't see it
because if you did, well then you would have to actually believe it
then you would have to actually believe it
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