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(A shocking disgrace that I should feel the need to repost this, as George Floyd adds to the catalogue of black Americans who died at the hands of the police).


There you go and, Trayvon, here am I

One black, one white, so one’s OK to die

No need to puzzle or to wonder why

Cos a black life doesn’t matter anymore.


Akai Gurney, Ford and Michael Brown

Eric Garner choked while on the ground

Just 12 years old but still they gunned Rice down

Cos a black life doesn’t matter anymore.


               There’s no use in you a cry-y-y-in

               The cops got it covered up with notebook ly-y-ing

               They’ve made sure what they wrote’s

               Confirmed in all their notes

               So it’s true-ue-ue-ue-a-ue


And now we see George Floyd lies on the deck

Strangled by a copper’s knee upon his neck

A traffic misdemeanour, was it? What the heck!

Cos a black life doesn’t matter anymore.


So watch your lip if you should chance to meet

A trigger-happy cop as he walks on his beat

Or else you’ll leave your bloodstains on a New York street

Cos a black life doesn’t matter anymore.

A black life doesn’t matter anymore.




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John Coopey

Thu 4th Jun 2020 08:16

Quite, Hazel. Thankyou.
And thanks for the Likes, Blackrose, Sly and Po.

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Hazel ettridge

Wed 3rd Jun 2020 13:32

Everywhere I look these days I'm appalled. Thank God for the woods where the trees at least make sense.

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John Coopey

Mon 1st Jun 2020 18:44

Thanks, Greg. And for the Likes, Stephen and Ray.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 1st Jun 2020 16:02

Thanks for re-posting, John. As you say, it's terrible that you have to.

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