Read Poetry: FRUSTRATION, by Patricia Marvin

Our souls and Spirits long for the justice that is due

So long we’ve wanted to believe that Injustice would not prevail

Why  does looking at my skin cause YOU such distress; the urge to kill

Then it hit me like rocks from an avalanche

It’s not the color of my skin but what’s beneath that makes you unhinged

Brilliant minds shaped from a long line of kings and queens

Original creators of creating all of what you see, not all credited to our ancestors as it should be

We were beaten, whipped, hung, set on fire and drowned just to name a few of your injustices that tried to keep us down

With resilient spirits and determination we fought back through sit-ins, picket lines, water hoses and baton beatings

Your continued injustices we survived but like ashes we rise

Like pesticides used to kill weeds you use drugs and put them in our communities killing our men, women and children like a killing field

This enemy we have yet to beat but we will

You tried to convince us that OUR pride does not matter and our loyalties are misplaced

YOU ARE WRONG!

we will band together like links in a chain

Together we stand together we will be free

It’s true, we may not all stand, but the majority outweigh the few

Your new weapon of choice which truly isn’t new at all

executing us in broad daylight and many in the dark

we see you hiding behind the law

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

We will not back down or shut up until Justice is satisfied by your law

Heaven forbid if justice is not done, because we will rise and this time you will fall!

 

 

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