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Riley Jun 9
One
One knee
One life
One soul
One son
One brother
One friend
One husband
One father
One grave
One
Last
Breath
Riley Jun 9
When I look at my city
I see
Boarded windows and doors
I see
Broken glass
I see
Grafitti messages eternalized on old fences and buildings
I see
Protesters fighting to be heard in a sea of voices
I see
Cotten whisps floating and blown away and forgotten like the crimes against innocent people of color committed by white police
I see
Fear in tired eyes, afraid that their children might not come home alive
I see
The man running this country denying and reading someone else's words
I see
Injustice and refusal of the second amendment
I see
The place I call my home
suddenly not safe anymore
for people of color
that America is built on
A child was killed by a police officer, and no charges were pressed. A son. A brother. Stop police brutality and injustice against people just because of their skin color. All blood is red.
Riley Sep 2019
My virginity
is infinity
for your jokes and your lies
You say them like you mean them just to make me cry
I'm not an object
so treat me with respect
I can't say no
I know I'm a ***
you don't have to remind me
I try to leave my damaged life behind me
if you were allowed to
if she allowed you to
you'd get rid of me if you could
you'd be nicer
you'd be happier
if
you
would
Riley Aug 2019
Love
cry
live
die
truth
lie
smile
cry
who
why
hello
goodbye
you say they're just words
but no
these ones hurt worse
Riley Aug 2019
love
hate
black
white
smile
cry
win
lose
fight
chose
him
her
to
m­any
words
Riley Aug 2019
hey
don't walk away
I just wanted to say
are you sure that your okey
why do you pull away
you don't have to do everything that she say-
oh
she walked away
Riley Aug 2019
I'm invisible
not invincible
confidence
isn't my principal
can you hear me
you can't see me
why are you leaving
I'm still human
I have feelings
I have warm blood
and I'm breathing
all these rumors
are like tumors
taking over my brain
If I could I would make you feel my pain
I'm not dramatic
and I'm not vain
my feelings aren't a game
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