BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Treyvon Martin

Aiyana Jones

Freddie Gray

Natasha McKenna

Sam Dubose

Philando Castile

Terence Crutcher

India Kager

Alton Sterling

Jeremy McDole

Steven Taylor

Walter Scott

Tamir Rice

Akai Gurley

Michael Brown

Eric Garner

Sandra Bland

Jordan Edwards

Botham Jean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmaud Arbery

2.23 miles. Out for a run

Some Georgia boys filled him with bullets

But we don’t learn til two months later bout

This ex-cop vigilante and his son

 

Breonna Taylor

An EMT. Sleep in her bed

Police rained down a storm of bullets

But no cops have been indicted

They arrested her watchful boyfriend, instead

 

George Floyd

A man of character and stature

Who stood for something,

Killed on a curb with kneecaps in his neck

The camel’s back was fractured

 

Land of the free

Built on murder, theft, and rape

Maybe collectively woke up

Said “Now I see it!”

Revolution’s taking shape.

 

Near and far, the world was sick

But felt the fracture

They ascended like a rapture

Stepped in unison

Proclaiming BLACK LIVES MATTER!

 

        Equality don’t come on silver platters

        The world won’t sleep again til Black Lives Matter
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