Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Silent

I have held my tongue
I have tried to hard
Not to comment
To criticize
My city
Has been in flames
My community
Has been scared
And I
Have been riddled with anxiety
This is not the way
The world should look
Those who aim to protect those
Who aim to riot
Against those
Who protect
Those who riot
And it becomes
A never ending
Circle of
Hatred and destruction
And what do we accomplish?
What do we teach our children?
I believe there are problems
That need solutions
I believe
There are hearts that are aching
Oppressed
Rejected
Abused
And suffering
But what if we
Band of brothers
Decided to be the good
To be the change
The world
Could look so different
But instead
We take to the streets
With rocks and weapons
And loot our own neighbors
And that creates justice?
I am a small voice
And I should say nothing at all
But to be honest
It hurts to see this
It hurts to know that this can happen
And it hurts more to know
There is nothing I can do.

2 comments:

  1. And then there's this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDzQqquWYAEwkue.jpg

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  2. The whole "oppressed, rejected & abused" mantra is getting old. Jews were abused the same way the blacks were. The Irish were as well. We got up and did something about it. Sadly, there is a political party which thrives off of relegating minorities into sub par positions. Were the people to actually stand up & fight for themselves through political action, education, and the like, things would be quite different.

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