As a nation of democracy
The nation of democracy
We’re entitled to equality
For we are the people.
Ignoring *** and identity
Race, age, spirituality
We demand sovereignty
For all of us people.
A flaw dilutes our equality
Brought on by our shared history
A racist, oppressive legacy
From The State’s “first” people.
You would think by now we would be free
No more bias, people would see
That we all make up humanity
That we are all people.
Yet from racial violence, we still flee
Racist police brutality
Oppressive courts rule your skin guilty
Like we’re not all people.
So without equal “equality”
Some find the system so *****
They see one option for purity:
Demolish a people.
Not fight wrongs individually
Rather, destroy all they can see
But before we separate fully
They as well are people.
“The system’s too corrupt!” Is their plea
“We’ll cleanse it with brutality.
“Forget the cost, it will set us free.
“Freedom for us people!
“No matter pain and fear and frenzy
“Chaos and death and anarchy
“If it brings the System to its knees
“We will fight the people.
“No matter how ludicrous the fee
“This will free the people.
This poem is very different from my usual, ehehe.
I wrote this for an English assignment, and I'm fairly proud of it. We were tasked with writing something around the BLM riots. I usually don't like to get political, because politics make little upset, but still.
Fun fact, my first poem on here and also my favorite poem to date, "Red," was also written for an English assignment.