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Black lives do matter.

Michael A. Watkins 1965 (san diego)

What matters in life
is different for you and me,
why does the color of my skin
always have to be the key,
judged at first sight-
or looked down-on or denied,
not givin a fair chance
when heaven knows I've tried,
held back for no reason-
incarcerated for a profit,
new laws passed every year
but not one of them to stop it,
released into a society
that wants to judge me by my past,
let my future be my choice
an opportunity is all I ask,
dust my dreams off the shelf
I deserve life on a silver platter,
no more holding myself back-because
Black Lives Do Matter.

By. Michael A. Watkins.
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