Break The Silence

My hands are red

from blood thats shed

my tongue was bitten

another is dead

 

Betrayed with silence

for too many years

time now to break

from all the fear

 

Slavery ended

so too Jim Crow

but we quietly watched

the prisons grow…

 

selective enforcement

of man made laws

now we watch cops kill

without just cause

 

Another one tonight

and another tomorrow

as I turn out the light

my heart fills with sorrow

 

because of this empire built

on the backs of slaves

that is putting their children

in early graves…

 

We pay our taxes

and we wave our flags

we buy the bullets

and the body bags

 

as we all just sit back

and watch TV

pledging our allegience

while our neighbors can’t breathe…

 

We pretend that its liberty

and justice for all

but when the cops are killing,

who do you call?

 

Where do you go

and what do you do

and who will break the silence

if it happens to you?

 

Martin Luther King’s dream

still hasn’t come true

there’s a long way to go

for the red, white, and blue

 

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