When They See Us Poem

They destroyed my faith and replaced it with false hope

Then locked me in chains on false claims

Made me suffer through a whirlwind of hate

Read this book in a rage

As you turn the page I’ll see a lil rain come from your eyes

As you see this black life

Get stripped of his liberty

Everyday we are searched and stripped of our dignity

Constantly questioned of our legitimacy

Assaulted and berated and degraded by our own countrymen

This is the shattering reality we suffer through

And every time we see another go through what we go through

We see us

I cannot even fathom what they see

When They See Us

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