I try my best not to write about the negativity that has so become the norm, but sometimes it seems as if we are just picked to be the test dummies for how much one group can take. I question this often. I wrote this piece out of frustration and anger, never hate though. It’s called Really? #spokenwords #positvepoetry #scotthall

Hold on Mr. Officer, I’m just trying to catch the train/
I mean, I barely saw the lines, can’t you blame it on the rain/
Besides, these hard bottoms cost me a handsome ransom/
And my shoes can’t be busted when my face stays so handsome/
Now you writing me a ticket but skipped the cars double parking/
What you getting exercise on ticketing me for jay walking/
No disrespect, I’m just saying that I’m the least of your concern/
I contribute to society, I make children want to learn/
To the matter at hand, I am wrong, absolutely/
But your hand is on your holster like you contemplating shooting/
Now you got me agitated and I feel I’m about to lose it/
He said its standard operating procedure and I thought you people are use to it/

Hold on Miss lady, this is really where I live/
I got off work a little early so I decided to take a swim/
And you probably never see me, my job requires long hours/
Thought I’d take a dip in the pool after a long hot shower/
Wait, why am I explaining, are you part of management/
And if so, then you really need to try and know who are your residents/
No, just pool patrol, are you freaking kidding me/
So you just sit around the pool questioning folks who look like me/
She said no, I just tattle on those who dont seem right/
It’s not my fault that most of those just happen not to be white/

Sir and Mrs. I’m so sorry for the lost of your son/
But from the way the moonlight was shining my rookie thought it was a gun/
However, you can clearly hear him telling your son not to run/
And if he would have just listen, then you’d have no reason to mourn/
Profiling, quick trigger dialing, and no empathy from those in this piece/
It’s just more of the same shenanigans that some refuse to see/
Sure it comes across the screen or might make the evening news/
But if it’s not happening to you, it’s not alarming, hit snooze/
However I recall wise words from a KING/
To those who remain silent to the evil they’ve seen/
Might as well become every Zimmerman and white supremacist in between/
Of course I’m paraphrasing but I hope you get the picture/
Because if we don’t weed out these culprits then we might as well be the victim/
But then I guess it’s all the same, especially if the shoes fit/
Maybe the cop wasnt lying when he said that we use to it/


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