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Black Men



Black Men


 
To the Black boys
Out all day, running the streets
The Black boys who’ll work hard
Just to rock Jays on their feet
The Black boys
With their mohawks, Locks, or fades
Saggin’ pants, Trukfit tees, Gucci belts
Snapbacks, tattoos, and stuntin’ shades
Or the skinny jeans
And skateboards
Who ride on until they soar
To the Black boys who are fighters
And use their fist to earn respect
Or the ones in gangs
Who'll die for their set
To the Black boys
Who'll claim Crip or Blood
Who disrespect any Nigga on the block
And just don't give a f*ck
Black boys with attitudes
And anger issues
Middle finger in the air
But will ride or die with you
To the Black boys
Raised by their single momma’s
Wheelin’ and dealin’ and
Buryin’ problems
To the Black boys in the hood
Playing ball or spittin rhymes
The ones no one tends to give a f*ck about
No child left behind
My *ss
It’s past time
For it to be the last time
To lose another Black boy to the streets
Why don’t we be the change we wanna see
And practice what we preach
To the Black boys who rock hoodies
For protection from the rain
Who are accused of being up to no good
And assumed not to belong there because of their race
To the Black boy’s mothers
Who had to bury her child
Who will never again hear his laugh
Or see his smile
To the Black boy
Who could be our brother, father, cousin, or son
Whose chance of making it past thirty
Is close to none
Cus Black boys get killed out there
It’s real out there
It’s hard out there
You get scarred out there
Cus Black boys
Are victims
To the world
To the streets
It aint the first time or the last time
Cus history: it repeats
To the Black boys who hurt
And don’t know their own self worth
To the Black boys who don’t read or do read
Who are chained to their minds
Or who are totally freed
To the Black boys who work hard
Or do nothing at all
To the ones who pick themselves up
Or stay down when they fall
To the Black boys who know they can do good
Cus our President is Black
Who know they can be anything
And now it’s a fact
Cus their President looks like them
Plays ball like them
Smokes like them
To the Black boys
Our system has failed
Who has spent less time in school
And more time in juvy or jail
Understand a system can’t protect
Who it wasn’t meant for
It wasnt designed to help you, Black boy
So what you all bent for
Why are you so disappointed Black boy
Did you think Trayvon was the first?
No Sir there are more
Some of them situations is even worse
There was Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Troy Davis
And many of other uknown victims
Millions of cases
Why do you cry Black boy
Dry your tears; I’ll tell you what to do
Become lawyers, judges, supreme court rulers
Black boys writing new laws
To prepare a better future
To the black boys called n*gg*r
Or called a thug cus they pants sag low
Who carry a chip on they shoulder
Cus no one else will ever really never know
What it means to be a Black boy
Oh Black boys my heart cries, weeps, and bleeds for you
Again and again
Cries and bleeds and weeps for the Black boys
Who will never have the opportunity to become Black men
Rest in peace
 
-Virtuous1
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Sandra Boswell 7 months ago
Wow candi I have a lump in my throat,I feel unworthy of trying to review when you are so obviously talented and have such a gift with words.so powerful a message and so sad,and so inspiring! wow!what more can I say.x
Ofuonyebi 'Dinobi More than 1 year ago
The poem conjures up pity for those who wants freedom At the time, it seem to be a sentimental appeal against colour race and creed.. My poem titled: "LET'S SHUN RACIAL SEGREGATION" is an authority on such topic to read for anyone who cares
Christopher Conwell More than 1 year ago
Dig it sister
Lilly Emery More than 1 year ago
:)
Often Honest More than 1 year ago
that's a mouthfull
Neena Eare More than 1 year ago
keep it upp...
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