Beautiful, bold,brilliant, black.
Behind bars, bankrupt, bloodthirsty, black.
Only a few commit crimes,
Yet my whole race is attacked.
Death certificates always forget to add a fact
These boys, they're black,
And that's all there really is to that.
Seen as thugs and cops only see that,
Hoodies on, face down, oh no, it's a threat!
Who cares if he was just mourning the death
Of his grandfather, brother, cousin or lover,
Who cares about his story,
His dark complexion screams felony.
And because of that, a boy's dead at 17.
And they wonder why the graduation rates are dropping.
Framing the fallen angel as someone he didn't want to be,
On the tv screens for the majority to see,
For the majority to believe that this was meant to be.
But to me and my black community,
Black is beautiful, bold and brilliant.
These murderers on paid leave may tell you something different,
And I know that line is controversial but please hear me out and listen,
I'm a black teen in 2019 surprisingly still living,
And for those who unjustly died, I'll voice my opinion.