There it was ,
blood all over the floor
The dead body sprawled on the cold concrete the loud sound of the sirens silencing the cries of a mother watching her child lifeless as the detectives hold her back

It’s a sad day for this great nation
Another lynching has occurred on the cold streets of an inner city America
Except there’s no noose
No there’s six shots to the chest
8 more hit a car while the youth stared down his oppressor in clad blue
he saw the white robe and the hate as his killer aimed his weapon down on the helpless child.

We are in a war zone
Fighting a battles we cannot win
In the distance, the loud cheers of the protesters grow larger as the police militarize to repel the non threats
Today is a sad day, we lost another young soul
We watch the cold fear in his eyes leave his body as his heart failed
And the The officer prevails.
He wisps away on active leave while a mother mourns
A society sees, but no one moves a peep,
Just like the days when they hung us up like cutting off wool from a sheep
Just as they danced and ate
Pic a nigga
Isn’t that insane?
They used to hang us for crimes we did not commit
No justice
No peace
Now the blow us away
Then and now mothers lose sleep

This is our nation
Land of the free home of the brave
The moral s they say don’t apply to those in black and brown
It didn’t then and it doesn’t now

The men in women in blue wear badges similar to the cowboys that rounded up those in chains
How to you protect and serve those your were meant to enslave?
How to you promote peace to those you were supposed to dictate?
They dragged Emmitt till like her was a deer caught in the hunt
Just like how they broke Freddie Gray’s neck in the patty wagon
Mike brown was a child and Darren Wilson gunned him down like a wild lion,

This is our nation, another black boy slain,
Another mother in pain
Another protest another child gone in vain
Because instead of laying the law on these murderers for these helpless young boys and girls
They dismiss the officer on paid leave and leave the community to grieve
How can we achieve peace when every time you slay our children you peace
No justice
There is no peace

This is our nation
The reality we live in
Open your eyes
These are American people losing their lives
These are our children
Don’t you remember Tamar Rice?
The 12 year old who lost his life?
No hesitation
No addressing the situation
Two shots in the cold winter in Cleveland and there goes another life

This is our nation
Oh what a state we’re living in
This system is designed to constrict and destroy the very men and women that build it
We were dragged here against our will and forced to work for nothing,
And when we were given our freedom we were criminalized for nothing

It’s been a long, a long time coming,
And I have no hope a change is going to come

I’m afraid of death, but anything is better than this hell, anything is better than being doomed to the barrel of a gun, or a jail cell

Anything is better than being subjugated to beating and being hosed
Being profiled
Anything is better than watching a mother cry
Watching a people lose their moral

Anything is better than this, I’m desperate for a change
And as we march and our youths traverse through the systems to become the catalysts for change we still face the same travesties as we did
50 years ago
100 years ago
It’s like we mirrored him crow
It’s as if slavery only transitioned into mass

This is our nation
This is the hate we’re given
In all this hate we have to endure so much pain and watch our people get slain
To day is a sad day
Because a mother lost her child
A community mourned
And an officer walked away with a smile

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