Ink Spots

Suffering in silence is second nature
for people wrapped in hated skin;
your life under constant siege because
you are a scourge on sight;

a blight in expensive sneakers,
a member of a caste unworthy
of empathy but if you can
somehow Dinesh D’Souza
your way through existence,
everything will be fine.

The Stanford Prison Experiment
was a glimpse of human savagery
put into a uniform;
now state sanctioned violence
continuously batters black bodies
recording at 30 frames per second;

blood sacrifices in HD.

No wonder we have to Frantz Fanon
and Diane Nash our way in these streets;
there’s no polite way to take freedom,
especially when the playbook is rigged.

We must be born with King Herod’s
proclamation coursing through our veins,
the cursed sons of Ham
onto which all the ills of
Western society can be blamed.

Athleticism & entertainment value
makes us palatable and appalling;
phallic and hyper-sexual provenance
sparking unmuted rage.

No matter what continent,
confident we will remain,
walking targets
for those with perfect aim;
our eradication, chess moves
in an ongoing Endgame.

#hate #freedom #dark #skin

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Abruvanamedsly

Wed 3rd Jun 2020 23:17

Thank you all for stopping by, reading and taking the time to comment...ONE::

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poemagraphic

Tue 2nd Jun 2020 21:28

Bruv, this is a time in mankind's history that can move us all forward.

You have a vital roll in getting the injustices of yesteryear and today in the minds of the sleeping masses.

Your poetry will ring in the empty heads... the echo will reverberate for many a generation to come.

I fully believe that the time for change is NOW!

All power to your pen.

Keep writing and may your voice always be strong and true
Po

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 2nd Jun 2020 21:08

The words burn with the heat of outrage and resentment. But - if
anything amounting to progress is to come in that great country -
there must always be a work in progress taking place. If not... . .
Where is the solution the wise would gladly find
When those of like mind heed only others of their kind?

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Greg Freeman

Tue 2nd Jun 2020 19:43

Powerful and angry, with absolute justification. Saw an interview with Spike Lee earlier today, in which he pointed out that the foundations of the US were genocide and slavery. So much for the land of the free.

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