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REBELLIOUS

Most of the fools
came rushin’ in – mad early,
While I’d rather show up – late.

 

Fashionably late – like I’m girly.

 

But now I’m here,
To temp MY hand – at fate.

 

I’m rebellious.

 

I can’t help, but notice
that there’s an over abundance
of blood shed – in our streets,
as far as the naked eye – can see.

 

That there’s so many senseless acts of violence,
EVERY FRICKEN TIME – I turn on my TV.

 

How, in the hell, are we
supposed to feel American FREE

 

when nite,
after night,
after tragedy filled night

 

The REBELS come out – to pray?

 

When the baton’s come into play.

 

When Police Brutality is bein’ caught
on a celly
by a relative
who’s panic stricken – ‘n distraught.

 

I guess bein’ choked out – wasn’t what he’d sought.

 

When he left the house – that day.
Now that Officer’s, careless, indiscretion
is broadcasted to the world – on full display.

 

B’cause what does the media do?

 

Replay that isht – ALL FRICKEN DAY.

 

Replay.
Replay.
Replay.

 

HANDS UP!

 

I • CAN’T • BREATH!

 

Last night there was a full moon.
The sky
an eerie shade – of blue & gray.

 

A local officer reporting – for duty,
kissed his Wife ‘n Son’s,
then walked away.

 

For the last time.
A routine traffic stop,
just ended his life.

 

MUCH to our entire area’s dismay.

 

He was a loving, caring, soul.
Out to PROTECT & SERVE – our freedom,
in a job that isn’t worth a life – in pay.

 

clack, clack.. clack, clack, clack

 

5 shots – to his back – from a rebel,
as he turned – to try to get away.

 

Killed in a, grotesque, cowardly way.

 

HANDS UP!

 

DON’T • SHOOT • PLEASE!

 

I make no reference – towards race.

 

Instead,
I’m makin’ a plea.

 

It’s time we unite – together.

 

I WANT TO FEEL ENTIRELY FREE!

 

I’m rebellious..

 

-rome ©2016

Published inEpicFriendLoveMainOtherSorrow

4 Comments

  1. Home of the braves, land of the free… Much? I feel you on this one even if I live on the other side of the ocean. Let’s pray for brighter day.
    Powerful writing, hit hard as always.

    • I imagine this type of strife to be global.
      In some way, shape, or form, we’ve all seen our fair share of injustice in the world.

      Sad, really..

      Thank you, my friend!

  2. Good piece on current times and well past times too. Injustice and violence certainly isn’t exclusive to any one era.

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