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Poem #7: #SayTheirName

Nia- White supremacist wishing she and others like her didn’t exist.

Trayvon- Wanted nothing but skittles and tea but instead his life he had to plea.

Eric- Police didn’t take selling cigarettes for a joke so they decided he should choke.

Sandra-Stopped while going about her day, then killed in jail to be kept out of the way.

Alton- Just trying to sell CD’s just for the police to unnecessarily push him to his knees.

Philando-Killed in front of his girlfriend and child because doing the right thing must’ve made him seem wild.

Rekia- If she wasn’t killed in an off duty shooting then her justice wouldn’t need constituting.

Tarika- Killed from the mistake of a sound…maybe if police didn’t shoot blindly she’d still be around.

More and more are being added to the list

The injustice is insane

My heart will continue to hurt as we continue to die because of our skin

And until it stops we must continue to #SayTheirName.


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