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1312

To break so vast a Heart
Required a Blow as vast—
No Zephyr felled this Cedar straight—
’Twas undeserved Blast—
Alexa  Aug 2020
1312
Alexa Aug 2020
Will arrest scared women for having a pocket knife
Goes home at the end of the day and beat up his wife
Torture and murders innocent black men
“They were scared for their life” is the reason of the torment
Shooting a kid dead for possessing ****
Freed from the ****** charges because ”he’s always so sweet”
The only life that doesn’t matter is the blue
And until the day I die, I will scream 1312
~ A.S 09.05.20 ~
9 May 2020
Alexa  Aug 2020
1312 (updated)
Alexa Aug 2020
Cops act like they always save people’s lives
Then they go home and beat up their wives
Torture and ****** innocent black men
“scared for their life” was their reason for the torment
Shooting a kid dead for possessing ****
Freed from the ****** charges because ”he’s always so sweet”
The only life that doesn’t matter is the blue
And until the day I die, I will scream 1312
~ A.S 31.05.20 ~
31 May 2020
Leo  Nov 2020
1312
Leo Nov 2020
I remember the screams of the children out on the Common that night. I remember the deafening sounds, as sparks flew past my eyes. I remember the canister landing and pouring it’s smoke to the sky. I remember the look in that man’s eyes, with his hands stretched to the night. As he walked toward the chaos and knew he was ready to die for what’s right.

Chanting, “no justice, no peace”
Forced to live up to the promise

“No justice, no peace”
Turning the masses to prophets

There is neither justice nor peace

As they walk from their cells as free men

“No justice, no peace”

And must we live up to this promise?
Been reluctant to write this as I feel it may subvert perspectives that need to be elevated on the matter, but felt I needed to get this experience written down. Let me know in the comments if you feel it’s inappropriate and I can remove it.
John H Dillinger Sep 2019
Does it all add up?
You should take it out
of the equation
1312
what's the cost of
disaster & devastation?

An acceptable loss
A reduction
Complete or Total
Destruction

What's the economics
of a butterfly,
The means tested
dimensions
of a vegetable,
the equation
for your dreams,
and the measure
for respectable?

Can you budget
for a life?
When all is said
and done,
who's counting
looking
down the barrel of a gun?
Language is changing and fixed by dominant culture. Let's take back the culture, poets..

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