I Speak to the Shame

I Speak to the Shame

To give voice to my heart and my spirit

I must speak to the shame

the legality of rogue bounty hunters

in black, khaki, and blue

licensed with badges, insignias too

Signifying rank and membership in gangs of unjust laws

Social Injustice and order, immoral behavior.

How many poems do I have to write

About those they dehumanize?

How many times do I have to cry?

How many dead do I have to count?

How many names do I have to remember?

How many innocent Blacks will be killed?

I speak to the shame

Of those who remain silent, do not condemn

Give implicit consent

Of excusing and not accusing!

I speak to the shame of the necessity to coin a phrase

Black Lives Matter

I speak to the shame of human sacrifice

that is legalized.

15 year old child, Jordan Edwards,

innocent non-threatening but

threatened and killed

the rationale - he fit the profile of a fugitive,

he is a black child.

I speak to the shame of the pretenses

of investigations

I speak to the shame of police action

always deemed reasonable

Point blank range, between the chest

Through the head, behind the back

Riddled, even choked….to death

I speak to the shame of massive deception

And public fraud - justification

of gov’t employed protectors – who are predators

I speak to the shame

I speak to the shame of those

Without a conscience

I speak to the shame of

the arrogance of supremacy

I speak to the shame of hypocrisy

In our country and lack of humanity,

I speak to the blatant disdain.

With my words, my heart and my spirit

I speak to the shame,

I speak to the less, the ness

the shamelessness , the mess of shame.

inspired by l Corinthians 6:5

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? KJV
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