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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Political · #2156905
#blacklivesmatter
They were all the same, those boys
The ones you watched
      The ones on the corner, on the cars, on the stoop
                      With those hood-brother attitudes
                      Strolling the streets
                                        Looking for trouble…you said

They were all the same, those boys
The ones you followed
        The ones that were bangin', and jammin', and hangin'
                      Talkin' loud, talkin' proud
                      With those hoodies on
                                          Looking to start something…you said

Yea, they were all the same, those boys
The ones you stalked
                        Some young, some old
                        Some friend, some foe
                        Some wise, some foolish
                                          Trying to survive, be alive
                                          But looking to vandalize,
                                                                  criminalize,
                                                                    terrorize...you said

They were all the same, those boys
The ones you shot
                Those colored boys
                            Those black boys
                                      Those nigga boys
                                      Their hands up in the air,
                                                asking “Why?”
                                                begging "Please!"
                                                screaming "NO......!"

Yea, they were all the same, those boys
The ones you killed
         The ones strewn in the street
                   With twisted limbs and broken bones                    
                                    Blood pooling around their dead bodies
                                    And their mamas calling out their names

What’s a few dead ones lying around
When they are all the same
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